Two sought after man beaten in Entertainment District in apparent hate crime
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Friday, December 16, 2016 9:38AM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 16, 2016 11:26AM EST
Investigators say a 49-year-old man was viciously beaten by a group of men in the city’s Entertainment District in October by a group who commented on the victim’s sexual orientation before setting upon him.
Toronto police say that on Oct. 7 at 1:08 a.m., the victim and a friend were walking west on King Street West near John Street when they passed a group of men.
Someone in the group made a comment about the victim’s sexual orientation, police said.
The group then surrounded and punched and kicked the victim repeatedly before splitting up and fleeing the scene.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.
Surveillance camera images of two suspects have been released.
The first suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, standing five-feet-nine inches tall, weighing 170 pounds. He was clean shaven and had dark hair above his shoulders. He was last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, grey or brown hoodie, dark pants and running shoes.
The second suspect is described as a white male in his 20s with an olive complexion. He stood five-feet-ten inches tall, weighing 165 pounds. He was clean shaven and had short dark hair. He was last seen wearing dark shorts, a dark sweater, dark colour shoes and a dark baseball cap.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-5200, or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).