A 59-year-old man was stabbed to death in Toronto by a swarm of teenage girls. All eight of the girls involved have been charged with the murder of the victim.
Toronto Police said in a statement Tuesday that a “swarming attack” occurred on Sunday around 12:17 am. The incident occurred in the city’s University Avenue and York Street areas.
According to the release, medics transported the man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, before he was tragically pronounced dead at the hospital shortly thereafter.
According to the police, eight teenage girls were arrested nearby. The victim has been identified as a 59-year-old male resident of Toronto. His next of kin has been notified.
A group of nearby individuals reported the attack to emergency medical services so that the victim could be tended to. An investigation was opened to uncover the events leading up to the incident.
It was very early in the investigation that eight young females were being described as the suspects of the murder. After appearing in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, three 13-year-old girls, three 14-year-old girls, and two 16-year-old girls were charged with Second Degree Murder.
According to investigators, police believe the same group of females were involved in an earlier altercation that night. On Dec. 29, the suspects are scheduled for their next court appearance.
The Toronto police are seeking the public’s assistance in this case. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them so that they can collect more information on the case.