A 30-year-old man is the city’s 67th homicide of the year after a stabbing in northwest Toronto early Friday.
Toronto Police say emergency crews were called to Weston Rd., near Lawrence Ave. W., around 5 a.m. Police say an altercation happened on the property at 5 Bellevue Cres., an apartment building at the corner with Weston Rd., and the victim fled to Weston, where he collapsed. The attacker fled west on Bellevue, police say.
Paramedics said the victim suffered multiple stab wounds and died in hospital.
Police have not released any suspect information or the victim’s name, as they notify next of kin.
Weston Rd. from Lawrence southbound to Bellevue was closed for the investigation.
This is a regular thing for Weston Rd., area resident Tyler Pedro said while looking at two bloody knives in the middle of the road.
“I was just at the murder (Wednesday morning) on Jane Street. I haven’t seen any of these in person, but it is scary,” he said.
“Right here at this corner (Weston and Lawrence) my mother got robbed at the bank machine. It’s a sketchy neighbourhood.”
The crime scene is right in front of the Weston Park Baptist Church, but Bishop Patrick White said that as long as people aren’t involved in drugs, which plague the area, it is a relatively safe neighbourhood.
“Between the church and my office there is an alleyway and it’s right in the middle of the gang territory and they are so obvious when they do their business. They don’t care that they have crossed the line of morals in society,” White said.