5 more stabbings overnight ads to growing public concerns

Feb 25, 2016 | News

Toronto police and Toronto Fire rush to the scene of an accident. (flickr.com)

Toronto police and Toronto Fire rush to the scene of an accident. (flickr.com)

Serge Halytsky

Five people were stabbed overnight in two Toronto neigbourhoods. It happened two days after 9 were stabbed by 14 year old teenager in Pickering.

This time two people were stabbed in St. James Town in the east-end of downtown. The first call came at 2:51 a.m. The man in early 40s had been stabbed at Ontario Street and Howard Street. Then, at 4:39 a.m. a man in his 30s was stabbed at Sherbourne and Isabella Streets.

No details been released yet, as an investigation is currently underway.

“We are considering the possibility that the two stabbings were related,” Const. Caroline de Kloet told Humber News.

Three people were stabbed in Brampton overnight, too. The attack took place around 11 p.m near Queen Street East and Kennedy Road. Two victims with serious injuries were taken to hospital.

The third victim was found further north at Bovaird Drive East and was treated in hospital for minor injuries. Peel Regional Police have not released any details yet, as it is an ongoing investigation.

Stabbings are on the rise in the GTA: 10 people were injured overnight Feb 6 and Feb 25.