Police identify man fatally stabbed in downtown Toronto early Monday, 4 men sought in killing
Toronto police have identified a man fatally stabbed in downtown Toronto early Monday and they say they are seeking four men in the killing.
Jeffrey Munro, 55, of Toronto, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after the stabbing near the corner of Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street. He was pronounced dead in hospital shortly afterwards.
Police had been called to the area at about 12:50 a.m.
Next of kin have been notified, according to Const. Shannon Eames, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service. Munro is Toronto's seventh homicide victim of the year.
In a news release on Monday night, police said a fight took place between Munro and a group of four men. The fight escalated and it resulted in Munro getting stabbed.
"Numerous individuals were seen fleeing the area immediately following the incident eastbound on Queen Street East from Sherbourne Street," police said in the release.
Eames said investigators are looking for four male suspects.
Earlier on Monday, Det. Sgt. Brandon Price of the Toronto police's homicide unit said the attack "doesn't appear to be" random.
"I have some very early information that there's a possibility they might be acquaintances of each other, or the group of persons who frequent this area," Price said.
Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers.