'I will kill you': Wild scenes after teen stabbed to death

Three men have been arrested after a fight broke out near where a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Melbourne's west.

A police officer was taken to hospital and another man was treated for a cut to the head after a brawl broke out between about 30 people near Brimbank Shopping Centre in Deer Park on Tuesday night.

The trio were being interviewed by police at 9pm Tuesday.

The brawl occurred just hours after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death after he was allegedly set upon by a group outside a shopping centre in Melbourne's west.

The scene was still hostile on Tuesday night, with dozens of people seen running under or around police tape towards others while yelling.

One person can be heard in footage from Deer Park screaming: "I'll kill you."

The Herald Sun reported a "brawl" had broken out.

Earlier, Victoria Police said six males were arrested after they allegedly fled the scene of the fatal stabbing outside Brimbank Shopping Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

"It is believed the victim was approached by a group of eight to 10 males on Neale Rd just after 4pm outside a shopping centre," police said in a statement.

"The 16-year-old boy was stabbed and has died at the scene."

The males ran from the scene and six of them were arrested on Billingham Rd.

A number of people gathered at the scene late on Tuesday including high school students and grieving loved ones.

Nine reports the boy was ambushed by a group who had knives stuffed in their sleeves and pants.

The boy’s body is covered by a sheet. Picture: Nine News
The boy’s body is covered by a sheet. Picture: Nine News

"He was a good kid, he goes to church, he comes from a good family and a humble family, it's just so unfortunate that this has happened to him," family friend Foa Galuega said.

She told Seven the group had "jumped him".

"They chased him down with knives and baseball bats," she said.

"I think it's all got to do with social media and bullying and things that they say online and they came after him."

Homicide detectives are investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

Originally published as Teen dead after shopping centre stabbing

People were distraught at the scene. Picture: Nine News
People were distraught at the scene. Picture: Nine News

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