The brother of the man accused of killing five people in the Bourke Street rampage has reached out to the families affected.
Angelo Gargasoulas delivered a heartfelt message to the victims involved in the January 20 attack, saying no one could have seen it coming.
“To all the families of the victims involved in last Fridays tragedy, my heart goes out to you and for all those still fighting in hospital, my thoughts are with you and your recovery,” Gargasoulas wrote on Facebook.
To all the families of the victims involved in last Fridays tragedy, my heart goes out to you and for all those still…
Five people were killed when Dimitrious “Jimmy” Gargasoulas allegedly drove his car along the footpath on Bourke St, hitting innocent pedestrians.
Matthew Si, 33, Jess Mudie 22, Thalia Hakin, 10, three-month-old Zachary Bryant and a 25-year old Japanese man were all killed in the attack.
Gargasoulas will reappear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in August.
“No one could’ve predicted what Jimmy did or that he’d do that, that morning. I’m fortunate enough to still have my life and the support I have received is unheard of!!! I thank everyone involved in making this an easier time for everyone else involved, and my family.”
Angelo Gargasoulas has been in hospital ever since his older brother allegedly stabbed him the morning of the rampage.
The reported knifing of the openly gay Angelo was labelled a homophobic incident after Jimmy Gargasoulas posted a series of cryptic posts on Facebook describing himself as “God himself in a human bodily form” and denouncing gay people.
The alleged attack on Angelo Gargasoulas occurred at their mother’s home in the suburb of Windsor in the early hours of January 20, sparking a police chase that culminated in the rampage through Melbourne’s CBD.