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One man dead, another in life-threatening condition after Scarborough stabbing
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:30AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, June 16, 2018 2:11PM EDT
A 29-year-old man is dead and another has life-threatening injuries after a double stabbing at a bar in Scarborough’s Cliffcrest neighbourhood early Saturday morning.
The two victims were found with stab wounds outside the Working Dog Saloon on St. Clair Avenue near Midland Avenue shortly after 2 a.m.
They were both rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition, one of them via emergency run, but the individual with the more grave injuries was later pronounced dead.
Paramedics said the man who survived is believed to be in his 30s.
Police have not released any information about potential suspects at this point.
Speaking with CP24 at the scene on Saturday morning, Scarborough Southwest Coun. Gary Crawford said that he is shocked by the bloodshed.
“This is a local family pub where people come after work to have a bite, a few drinks and just relax with friends,” he said. “It is just tragic this happened. I sometimes wonder what kind of idiot would bring a knife into a pub and cause this kind of tragedy. It is beyond me.”
The stabbing is the fourth homicide in the city over the last seven days, and the 42nd so far in 2018.
While there have been calls for increased police resources in the wake of the violence, Crawford said he is not sure what the answer is.
“How do you deal with it? I don’t know. It is just tragic. I am pretty much in shock over what has happened here,” he said.
Homicide detectives are on scene investigating, along with forensic officers.
St. Clair Avenue was completely closed from Chine Drive to Midland Avenue as a result of the investigation, however the roadway reopened just before 1 p.m.