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Three Charged After Man Allegedly Murdered In Front Of Primary School

A man has been violently beaten to death near a busy Melbourne road.

Three men aged 22, 22 and 20 have each been charged with one count of murder and will appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday.

The attack took place near a primary school and childcare centre on Sunshine Ave in St Albans, north-west of the CBD, at about 6pm Thursday.

Paramedics attempted to save the 24-year-old Werribee man but he died at the scene.

Three people have been charged following a death in Melbourne's north-west. Image: 10 News First

Investigators have linked the bashing to an earlier alleged road rage, assault and theft incident that took place at about 4pm in St Albans.

Police said CCTV footage shows several people in the areas during both incidents and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.