Fatal stabbing at Danforth and Greenwood
Victim stabbed in back, early reports suggest
A man in his 20s was fatally stabbed near Danforth and Greenwood avenues in Toronto early Saturday. Det. Mike Carbone of the city's homicide squad confirmed his body was found near Danny Greens Billiards around 3 a.m.
Early reports suggest the victim was stabbed in the back.
"Right now they're conducting a forensic exam of the street area, we're also conducting a door-to-door canvassing of the neighbouring establishments," said Det. Mike Carbone of Toronto Police Service.
The death marks the fifth killing in the area since April 2013, though police do not believe the crimes are connected.
"It's terrifying because I have young children in the neighbourhood," resident Sarah Gordon told CBC News. "And to think that this can happen right in your backyard — it's pretty scary because we walk down here, I run through here."
Samuel Getachew, a leader in Toronto's Ethiopian community, wants to clean up the neighbourhood.
"We want it to be named Little Ethiopia. We want people to take ownership of this area. We want them to be contributors of this part of Danforth," he said.
Police are looking for information about a possible suspect. Investigators are looking for any information about the attack, and for any surveillance video.
With files from Neil Herland