Police seek two men after “vicious, merciless” stabbing in the garden district

Toronto Police said Friday that they’re looking for the two suspects in an attack that officers called “brazen,” “vicious,” and “merciless.”

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, in Toronto’s garden district, near O’Keefe Lane and Shuter Street.

According to surveillance footage provided, two men were seen attacking a third. One suspect wrestled the 25-year-old victim to the ground while the accomplice rushed in with what appeared to be a blade. The victim was then stabbed many times, as the initial attacker continued punching and kicking the man.

In an interview with the Star, police confirmed the man received “serious injuries,” but will recover.

“The investigators are trying to ascertain the relationship [between the three men], and also what led up to the actual altercation in the stabbing,” said police.

The two suspects were described as Black men, both in their early 20s. One was seen wearing a “red polo shirt, black jeans, beige Gucci shoes, and a black baseball cap.” The other was described wearing a “blue hooded sweat shirt with lightening bolts, torn blue jeans, black shoes, and a black baseball hat.”

They were last seen heading south down “O’Keefe Lane towards Shuter Street.”

Police said they’re looking for several women who were caught on camera as being in the area during the stabbing.

“Because of the severity and the viciousness of the attack, we’re trying to put urgency on this,” they said.

If you have information on the incident, let police know at 416-808-5100. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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Kevin Jiang

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