Thursday, May 24, 2018

Toronto Woman Dies After Being Stabbed at 70 Spadina Rd. near Kendal Ave. on Wednesday May 23, 2018

A woman has died in hospital after she was stabbed Wednesday evening near Spadina Rd. and Kendal Ave, Toronto police said.

A call was put in around 4:30 p.m. for gunshot sounds in the same location.

A woman was found with life-threatening injuries when police arrived and was rushed to hospital. She later succumbed to her injuries, police reported.

Police said they were initially unsure whether her injuries were from a stabbing or a shooting, but have since said they are consistent with a stabbing.

Two men were seen running from the scene.

Police on scene assigned officers to escort pedestrians to their buildings in the cordoned-off block. Police were using dogs in a search.

Const. Jordan Brooks said that police had been dispatched to the same address on Monday. “It’s a guy and a girl,” he said, but added that police knew little else as of Wednesday afternoon, including whether the incident was domestic.

One resident, who declined to give his name, showed us a video he described as being an altercation earlier that week, with multiple women and a man scuffling in a parking lot.

The TTC has reopened the Kendal Ave. entrance at Spadina Station which had been closed due to the police investigation.

Homicide is now investigating the stabbing, police said. 

The unidentified woman is the city’s 32nd homicide of the year. Police on Thursday said they believe the killing was targeted and said there was “no immediate threat to the safety of residents in the area.”

Anybody with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.
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