2 people charged with 1st-degree murder in stabbing death of Abbegail Elliott

Two people in their mid-20s have been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of a 21-year-old Toronto woman.

Elliott was found with multiple stab wounds in an Annex apartment building on Wednesday

Abbegail Elliott, 21, died after being stabbed multiple times in an apartment building in the Annex. (Toronto Police Service)

A man and a woman in their mid-20s have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Toronto woman in an Annex apartment building.

Abbegail Eliott, 21, was found suffering from many stab wounds in a highrise apartment building on Spadina Road on Wednesday at about 4:30 p.m. 

Paramedics transported her in critical condition to hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

Police have described the killing as a targeted attack. In an earlier news release on Saturday, police said they had charged two men with murder. That was later corrected, according to Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook.

Police cars gather outside of the highrise apartment building where Elliott was found suffering from stab wounds. (Turgut Yeter/CBC)

During the investigation last week, officers said they believed Elliott's death was connected to a call that police received on Monday in which the sound of gunshots was reported at the same highrise apartment building.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed a fight involving Elliott at the building that day to get in touch with them. 

In addition to the murder charge, the man has been charged with offences in connection to a May 11 incident, including attempted murder and possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.

The accused are a woman aged 26 and a man aged 25. They were scheduled to appear in court on Saturday.