Toronto police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with an early morning assault that left a man in his 20s dead, the city’s 31st homicide of 2012.
Police discovered the man’s body near McCowan Road and Highway 401 after responding to an assault in progress around 2 a.m. Sunday. He sustained “apparent injuries to the chest,” according to a police statement, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
His identity has not been released by police.
The city’s latest homicide follows a weekend in which four people sustained injuries in three separate shooting incidents.
A 31-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head on Driftwood Court near Jane Street and Finch Avenue West just before 10 p.m. Friday.
Around midnight Saturday, police found two men in a car covered in bullet holes near Jane Street and Bloor Street West. The first victim, a 19-year-old man, was shot in the leg. A 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the arm.
In Scarborough, a man was rushed to hospital after he was shot several times near Kennedy and Ellesmere Roads around 4 a.m. Saturday. His injuries are considered to be non-life-threatening.
As well, a man was stabbed to death early Sunday at a plaza in Vaughan, just north of Toronto.
Police say he was stabbed when a fight broke out among a group of people around 3 a.m. near highways 7 and 27.
Staff Sgt. Jim MacSween says the York Regional Police homicide unit has not notified the victim’s family and is not releasing further information at this point.
With a report from The Canadian Press