Toronto

Police identify Anik Stewart, 21, as victim of fatal assault

Anik Stewart, 21, was rushed to hospital in critical condition early Thursday after an assault in Scarborough, according to police. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Emergency crews were called to Military Trail and Old Kingston Road at 1 a.m. Thursday

Police were at the scene of an assault at Military Trail and Old Kingston Road early Thursday morning. (Peter Mills/CBC)

Police have identified Anik Stewart, 21, as the victim of a fatal assault in Scarborough Thursday morning.

In a news release, Toronto Police say they responded to a radio call for a shooting at 271 Old Kingston Road at 1 a.m. 

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook told CBC Toronto they found a man lying on the ground outside a "late-night establishment," and his injuries were deemed life-threatening, she said. 

He was rushed to hospital in critical condition, but he succumbed to his injuries.

A post-mortem exam Friday morning will determine the cause of death.

Police remained at the scene at daybreak interviewing witnesses.

"We are still trying to get information from the witnesses," Douglas-Cook said. "But what we know so far is that it appears there was a group involved in some kind of an assault that led to the victim's condition."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 43 Division at 416-808-4300.

This is Toronto's seventh homicide of 2018. 

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