By Cam Lucadou-Wells
Police have released images of suspects allegedly involved in a terrifying gang attack on three teenagers in a Dandenong fish-and-chip shop on 14 August.
No arrests have yet been made since a group of seven males rounded James Street and stormed the David Street store about 6.40pm.
The attackers were armed with assorted weapons including a golf club, garden shears and hammer.
They smashed the shop’s front window and specifically targeted three teenage customers who were assaulted inside the shop.
An 18-year-old man from Hampton Park was stabbed in the forearm, and a 16-year-old Hampton Park boy suffered a cut hand and bruised head.
They were hospitalised with non-life threatening injuries.
A 16-year-old boy from Doveton was also attacked.
As they fled, the assailants stomped and shattered a windscreen of one of the teen’s cars.
The attackers, described as African appearance and in their mid-to-late teens, ran towards Princes Highway.
“Although no offenders have been nominated, investigators are confident that the parties are known to each other and it’s a targeted attack,” Detective Sen Const Tony Lavars of Greater Dandenong CIU said.
“It’s not a random act of violence.”
The attackers have also been reportedly associated with the New Gen Shooters (NGS) gang, and their victims from the rival gang HP Boys.
Members of NGS have been associated with a violent affray in Footscray in July as well as a planned fight with a rival gang at the White Night festival.
Any information to Greater Dandenong CIU on 9767 7487, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au.