FIRST ON 7: A violent gang bashing in a Melbourne suburb that left a teenage boy lying lifeless on a stranger's driveway has been caught on camera.
The teen was seen trying to flee the thugs before he was shoved in the back, flying head-first into the side of a parked car.
Hearing the commotion outside his window, Noble Park resident Franco Ciccia said he quickly checked the security cameras and saw at least four men and a woman outside his home.
He had been asleep but the sound of the four men kicking and stomping on the motionless boy was loud enough to wake him.
"Not knowing if the boy was alive or what we rang police," Mr Ciccia told police.
The 38-year-old said he desperately wanted to help the boy but feared for the safety of his partner and sleeping baby.
After the gang moved away from the boy, Mr Ciccia cautiously stepped on his driveway to check on him but was told by the woman: "you come out further we'll slice you up to".
From back inside his home he watched the security cameras in disbelief as the woman stole the victim's backpack.
Police have reportedly made arrests in the area before, but the thugs were released because they are underage.
While an investigation is being launched into the sickening attack, residents of Noble Park fear the bashing will go unpunished.
"They're not going to get into any trouble for what they're doing so they're going to continue doing it," Mr Ciccia said.
The well-being of the boy is not known.