Eight people were stabbed and three others suffered gunshot wounds during a 36-hour period over the weekend. Of the most recent incidents, a 23-year-old man was critically wounded in a stabbing around 3:30 a.m. Sunday near College St. and Spadina Ave.
Toronto Police Const. David Hopkinson said the victim is in “very bad shape.”
A group of young men walking down the street were robbed of their cellphones and jewelry by a larger group.
“During the struggle, one of the bad guys pulled out a knife and stabs a 23-year-old man in the chest,” Hopkinson said.
The man suffered “very serious” injuries and taken to hospital via emergency run. He remained in grave condition.
The violence included a fatal shooting on Friday night and the wounding of a 10-year-old boy.
Here’s a rundown of the recent surge in violence this weekend:
- Sunday, 3:30 a.m.: A man was stabbed at College St. and Spadina Ave. and taken to hospital in critical condition.
- Saturday, 4:30 p.m.: A man in his 40s was stabbed in the head near Lawrence Ave. and Galloway Rd., and taken to hospital while conscious. Police said they were looking for a female assailant.
- Saturday, 3 a.m.: A man was stabbed at Sheppard Ave. and Yonge St. and escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.
- Saturday, 3:45 a.m.: Two people were stabbed near Dundas and Ossington Sts. and taken to hospital.
- Saturday, 4:30 a.m.: Two men were stabbed at College and Bordon Sts. and taken to hospital in serious condition.
- Saturday overnight: Police said another person walked into a hospital with stab wounds.
- Friday evening: A fatal shooting on Weston Rd. and Imogene Ave. left police looking for two suspects.
- Friday evening: A man was shot while sitting in a car in the Bloor St. and Kipling Ave. neighbourhood.
- Friday evening: A 10-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder near Danforth and Pape Aves. while he was asleep at home.