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Eight teenage ladies have been charged with homicide Tuesday within the stabbing dying of a 59-year-old Toronto man in what police are calling a “swarming” assault.
The man was discovered stabbed Sunday shortly after 12 a.m., following a report of an assault within the space of York Street and University Avenue. The man was taken to a close-by hospital the place he later died, police mentioned. Authorities didn’t launch the person’s title pending household notification.
The eight ladies have been discovered shortly after the assault and brought into custody and charged with second-degree homicide, Detective Sgt. Terry Browne of the Toronto Police Service Homicide Unit mentioned throughout a news convention Tuesday.
Three of the women are 13, three of them are 14, and two of them are 16, in accordance with a news launch from the Toronto Police Service.
The group of youngsters “met each other through social media. They come from varying parts of the city,” Browne mentioned Tuesday.
“We don’t know how or why they met on that evening and why that destination was downtown Toronto,” Browne mentioned, including police consider the group might have been concerned in an “altercation” earlier within the night earlier than the stabbing.
Browne mentioned he wouldn’t name the group of ladies a “gang” however famous they participated in a conduct referred to as “swarming,” during which a number of attackers goal a sufferer concurrently. Plenty of weapons have been additionally discovered with the women, Browne added.
Three of the women have had “prior contact” with police, Browne mentioned.