Man dies after daylight stabbing in Parkdale
Joshua Freeman and Lexy Benedict, CP24.com
Published Monday, December 23, 2019 2:57PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 26, 2019 2:36PM EST
A man has died of his injuries in hospital after being stabbed at an apartment complex in Parkdale Monday afternoon.
Toronto police were called to the area of King Street West and Jameson Avenue at around 1:56 p.m. for reports of a stabbing.
Upon arriving at the scene at 182 Jameson Avenue, police located a man with stab wounds.
He was rushed to hospital with critical injuries, Toronto Paramedic Services said. A short time later, police confirmed that he died of his injuries.
One woman who has lived in the building for several years said she knew the victim and that he was friendly with lots of people.
“He was always hanging out outside. Literally everybody from the neighbourhood knows him,” said the woman, who did not want to give her name.
She said it’s difficult to imagine someone wanting to hurt him.
“He would be the last person you’d think would have an enemy,” she said. “He’s retired, just always hanging around the building.”
Police said they are looking for a male suspect who fled the area on foot, but there is no detailed suspect description available so far.
“The initial investigation has led us to believe that there was an altercation between two individuals,” Det. Sgt. Rob North told CP24.
Yellow police tape still cordoned off the building Monday evening, with several evidence markers visible on the ground between the street and the building entrance. Forensic officers continued to scour the area for evidence while officers canvassed for witnesses.
Anyone with information is being asked to call police.