Angelo Gargasoulas was the first alleged victim of his brother’s rage in the hours before the horrific Bourke Street massacre in Melbourne city.
He was stabbed in the head and chest inside a unit in Windsor, allegedly at the hands of Dimitrious "Jimmy" Gargasoulas.
According to Angelo’s friends and mother, Jimmy was "homophobic" and refused to accept his younger brother’s sexual orientation.
"Jimmy keeps saying to me, I’m going to kill all gays and poofters and lesbians," Ms Gargasoulas told 7 News inside her home on Saturday.
"Jimmy never accepted gay people, he was a very homophobic person," Angelo’s friend Giuseppe told Fairfax.
Giuseppe described his best mate as stylish and confident, and said he was always smiling.
"He always had a smile in his face," he said. "He liked to have fun."
"He had a passion for fashion.”
The young man, believed to be in his 20s, remains in hospital fighting for his life.
Last night, police confirmed a three-month-old baby had passed away as the fifth fatality of the rampage.
Hospitals have treated 37 men, women and children since the accident, with four of those still in a critical condition.
A 10-year-old girl, 25-year-old man, 33-year-old man and 32-year-old man were killed when the driver deliberately struck pedestrians in the busy mall at 1:30pm on Friday.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull paid his respects at the memorial site in Bourke Street on Sunday, leaving a large bouquet of flowers among the sea of tributes.
“We are mourning those whose lives have been lost. We are praying for the recovery for those who are injured,” Mr Turnbull said.
“This is a sad day.”
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