Police are investigating after two males sustained injuries during an altercation at a shopping centre in Hoppers Crossing on Thursday, 6 January.
Officers were called to the Heaths Road centre to reports of a physical altercation between several people about 10pm.
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One witness at the scene said that approximately 12 men of African appearance carrying what appeared to be knifes/machetes, were chasing another male who ran past them terrified as the gang of men shouted ,“Get him! Get him!”.
The witness said that the men had arrived at the shopping centre in at least two vehicles.
One victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The second victim did not require medical treatment.
Police are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.