Man lifeless after stabbing at mosque in Rexdale

Bryann Aguilar,

Printed Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:20PM EDT

Final Up to date Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:20PM EDT

Toronto police are investigating after a member of a mosque in Rexdale was fatally stabbed on Saturday night.

Police responded to a stabbing on the Worldwide Muslim Group of Toronto within the space of Rexdale Boulevard and Bergamot Avenue round eight:40 p.m.

Officers positioned a person with a stab wound to his neck, police mentioned. He was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

In an announcement, the group mentioned they’re “deeply saddened and shocked” to be taught concerning the incident.

“There are not any phrases for what occurred to the member of this congregation,” the group mentioned.

“We additional encourage our neighborhood to not speculate on what occurred because the investigation is ongoing. As an alternative, we ask that you simply hold our brother and his household in your prayers.”

The murder unit has been referred to as to analyze.

Police mentioned the suspect, described as having a slim construct and was carrying a black hoodie and darkish pants, fled the realm on foot.

Anybody with data is being requested to contact police.