Monday, July 20, 2009

Toronto stabbing leaves one man dead

Toronto police are looking for five people suspected of carrying out a fatal attack in the city's east end around noon on Monday.

Police say a man was attacked near a retail plaza near Birchmount Rd. and Sheppard Ave.

Few details have been released, but there are reports the man was attacked and stabbed by a group of individuals, at least one of whom was wielding a hammer.

The man was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"Up to five suspects were seen fleeing the scene," Const. Wendy Drummond of Toronto police said.

Police are urging anyone with information on the incident to come forward.

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