Saturday, June 16, 2018

Toronto's 42nd murder of 2018, One man was killed and another wounded in a double stabbing at a bar on St. Clair Ave. E. just east of Midland Ave., in Scarborough, around 2 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018

One man was killed and another left fighting for his life after double stabbing at a Scarborough pub – the latest deadly violence in the city.

Toronto Police responded to the stabbing call at the Working Dog Saloon on St. Clair Ave. E., near Midland Ave., just after 2 a.m.

“We located two male victims both had been stabbed,” Gary Long, a police spokesman, tweeted Saturday.

He said the two men were rushed to hospital – one of them via emergency run.

One man subsequently died becoming the city’s 42nd murder victim of the year.

His name and age were not immediately released.

The second man remained in hospital Saturday with injuries that were considered life-threatening.

“Homicide is now investigating,” Long said, adding police had no descriptions of any suspects.

City Councillor Gary Crawford, Scarborough Southwest, visited the murder scene and told CP24 he was shocked by the violence.

“This is a local family pub where people come after work to have a bite, a few drinks and just relax with friends,” he said. “It is just tragic this happened.”

Crawford also said he wonders “what kind of idiot would bring a knife into a pub and cause this kind of tragedy.”

“It is beyond me,” he said.

In the last five weeks, since May 7, the city has endured 14 murders – half of those victims were killed by guns.

In addition to the shocking arrest of a 13-year-old boy on a first-degree murder rap for a deadly stabbing last weekend, the city has also recently seen a police officer survive a shooting thanks to his bulletproof vest and two sisters — just five and nine years old – badly wounded by gunfire in a playground that was teeming with kids.
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