Four suffer stab wounds in Parkdale fight, police say
Paramedics and police assist a person who was stabbed near Queen Street West and Dowling Avenue early Thursday, July 4, 2013.
Chris Kitching, CP24.com
Published Thursday, July 4, 2013 5:15AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, July 4, 2013 7:54AM EDT
Four people suffered knife wounds in a violent incident that stemmed from a bar fight in Toronto’s west end early Thursday, police say.
Emergency personnel were first called to the fight scene on Queen Street West, near Dowling Avenue, in Parkdale at about 1:25 a.m., where police found a man and woman who had been stabbed after the fight spilled onto the street.
By the time police arrived, two suspects, including one armed with a knife, had fled the scene, said police spokeswoman Const. Wendy Drummond.
Both victims suffered multiple stab wounds and were taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries, a Toronto EMS spokesperson told CP24.
Police later said the victims, who are in their 20s, underwent surgery and are in non-life-threatening condition in hospital.
About 20 minutes after that call, police were called to a location on Lansdowne Avenue, just north of Queen Street, where they found the male suspects, who are also in their 20s.
According to Toronto EMS, one of the men suffered a stab wound to the hand and the second man suffered a minor stab wound.
Police told CP24 that the men are facing charges.
The scenes on Queen and Lansdowne are about two blocks apart. Police believe the fight started at a bar on Queen Street.
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