The youngest victim killed in the deadly Burke St rampage has been confirmed as three-month-old Zachary Bryant.
Zachary was one of five people killed in the brutal attack on Friday which saw pedestrians in Melbourne’s CBD mowed down with a stolen car.
Zachary’s two-year-old sister, Zara was also injured in the incident, but remains in hospital in a stable condition.
In a heartbreaking statement released to Daily Mail on January 23, the victim’s parent’s Matthew and Nawwar Bryant have remembered their son as a “beautiful, loving, happy and perfect little baby.”
“On 20th January a man drove through Melbourne city, killing and hurting people, including our two-year-old toddler Zara and our three-month-old son, Zachary.”
“Our beautiful Zara is in a stable condition, however Zachary, our son, did not survive.”
“He was the most beautiful, loving, happy and perfect little baby we were so lucky to be gifted with. He was the light of our lives constantly filling our days with smiles and laughs. He leaves us with the best three month and 14 days of wonderful memories spent in this world.”
“Zac, Mummy and Daddy love you very much, and always will.”
The grieving family also wished to thank everyone for the unwavering support they had received over the past few days, and asked that people keep Zara in their prayers.
Other victims killed in the tragic incident include 10-year-old Thalia Hakin, 33-year-old Matthew Si and Jess Mudie, 22.
Dimitrious “Jimmy” Gargasoulas, the 26-year-old man alleged to have carried out the attack has been charged with five counts of murder.
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