A Junubi was stabbed in the stomach on Sunday night as at least a dozen Junubin fought outside Seaford’s Frankston Basketball Stadium where South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association tournament was going on. The violence had spilled over from the stadium carpark, about 200m to the Kananook train station.
A lot of south Sudanese youths rushed into a train because a fight was happening and one person was stabbed, Said an anonymous source that was at the scene.
The fight started when two men in their 20s who had beef started fighting and all of sudden the fight turns into a brawl involving at least 50 men.
“The altercation was between two people who already had problems prior to the event which stemmed from years ago”, He said.
An Ongoing beef between two gang members sparked the fight according to Sources.
Dramatic CCTV vision shows one man carrying what appears to be a large knife, while near him another carries what looks like a wooden baton.
Young men and women, including some dressed in basketball uniforms, were seen running down Wells Rd as police swooped. The violence had spilled over from the stadium carpark, about 200m to the Kananook train station.
Basketballer Abraham, who did not want his surname published, said players had been preparing for the trophy presentation when they heard “yelling” from the carpark.
“Apparently one guy came up and hit one of them with a baseball bat and he got chased,” he said.
He said a number of spectators and players went outside, but they were not involved in the fight.
“Everyone was wondering what was going on.”
South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association manager Manny Berberi was confident players were not involved.
“I think maybe they (drunken youths) saw the competition was on so came down, but they didn’t even come into the stadium,” Mr Berberi said.
Victoria Police’s Belinda Batty confirmed police were investigating whether the brawl and the damage to the car were linked.
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