According to Toronto police, eight young females have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 59-year-old man.
The man’s name has not been made public by police because his heirs have not yet been informed.
According to Detective Sergeant Terry Browne of the homicide branch of the Toronto police, there are six girls: three who are 13 years old, three who are 14 years old, and two who are 16 years old. By virtue of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, none of the girls’ identities may be disclosed.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Browne informed the media that on Sunday about 12:15 am, a group of persons flagged down emergency medical services personnel in the York Street and University Area, in the city’s central business district just north of Union Station.
According to the police, a group of teenage girls allegedly attacked and stabbed the victim. Paramedics brought him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but he passed away shortly after, according to the police.
Officers from the 52 Division, according to Browne, detained the girls in the area and found several guns. Police have not identified the guns in question.
He claimed that the girls got into a fight before the stabbing and described their actions as illegal. The group was there, according to the police, at least by 10:30 p.m.
Police, according to Brown, would not categorize the girls as a gang at this time; instead, they would refer to the occurrence as a swarming.