Police relying on surviving victim for information
Jim Wilkes/torstar news service
Detectives were waiting yesterday to interview a wounded man in hospital in an effort to learn what provoked a double stabbing Saturday night.
One of the victims, a 23-year-old, died in the attack in a laneway off Eddystone Avenue — just steps from his grandmother’s north Toronto apartment.
He was the city’s 73rd homicide of the year. His death had originally been reported as a shooting, but police confirmed yesterday that he had been stabbed.
The second victim, a 19-year-old, was stabbed in the chest but is expected to survive. "Hopefully, he’ll co-operate with us and provide us with information and clues as to what happened, why it happened and who’s responsible," said homicide Det. Sgt. Frank Skubic.
Surveillance cameras captured images of the two victims and four other men walking through the courtyard of an apartment complex on Eddystone, near Jane Street and Finch Avenue West. But the cameras did not record the attack, said Skubic.
The 23-year-old collapsed and died near a door leading to the apartment he had shared with his grandmother for the past week or so.
Skubic said "very little information" was gleaned from a police canvass of the building.