Toronto Police were called to the scene of a fatal stabbing this morning, in the northwest neighbourhood of Lawrence Avenue and Weston Road. The victim, in his thirties, succumbed to his injuries after being stabbed multiple times.
The stabbing occurred at around 5:00 AM. Police discovered the weapon - a large bloody knife - at the scene. Another knife was also reportedly laying nearby as well. According to CP24, the victim was just getting off the bus and crossing the road when he was attacked.
Breaking: Male stabbed multiple times. Weston Rd south of Lawrence Ave. Victim lying in street. CPR in progress. Road closed. @Toronto_Fire @TorontoMedics and @TPS12Div on scene. pic.twitter.com/3mzDXAlBY6— Tony Smyth (@LateNightCam) August 24, 2018
Update: The stabbing victim from Weston and Lawrence did not survive. As we get some daylight we can see two knives on the roadway. pic.twitter.com/NaU6FxG4t2— Tony Smyth (@LateNightCam) August 24, 2018
"He was over there parked and waiting on the victim. He was by his window watching everything,” says one witness. The attacker was reportedly wearing a hood during the stabbing, to conceal his identity.
The victim was reportedly transported to a trauma centre, where he sadly lost his life. Police have not yet released details on the victim or the assailant, and their identities remain unknown.
Discarded latex gloves used by paramedics show where stabbing victim collapsed on Weston rd south of Lawrence. Witness says man stepped off bus and was attacked/stabbed multiple times. This is Toronto’s 66th Homicide of the year-equaling total for all of 2017 pic.twitter.com/DHDIpWJM8o— carl hanstke (@carl680) August 24, 2018
A man is dead after a stabbing at Weston Rd and Lawrence. Paramedics found him lying on the road across from Weston GO station. A large knife is also still here at the scene. pic.twitter.com/Xeswt0kzdX— Linda Ward (@LindaWardCBC) August 24, 2018
The stabbing marks the 66th homicide this year, on par with the total number of homicides in all of 2017. With over 4 months left in the year, 2018 is slated to be one of the deadliest years Toronto has seen in quite some time.
The entire Lawrence Avenue and Weston Road area remains closed for police investigation.