A 24-year-old man from the United States who was visiting Toronto for a bachelor party has died after he was beaten and kicked multiple times outside of a nightclub, police said.
Toronto police said the man was at the Blnd Tger club on College Street in Little Italy with other American citizens – including at least one U.S. service member – when they were approached by a group of men before 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
“This attack was not provoked. These individuals in fact were approached by a group of males and (the visitors) told them to leave them alone because they weren’t interested in any trouble,” Toronto police homicide squad Det. Rob North told reporters Saturday.
The victim was then beaten, kicked repeatedly in the head, and left unconscious.
Officers from 14 Division and Toronto Paramedics were called to assist and they found the man on Manning Avenue with “obvious head injuries.” The man later died.
North said police want to speak with seven to nine people who were last seen leaving south on Manning Avenue.
He also released the descriptions of two men wanted by police.
The first suspect is being described as 26 to 27 years old with a slim build and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black top with black pants. The second suspect is being described as 26 to 27 years old with a “football player’s” build and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a black fitted top and black skinny jeans.
A man wearing a red baseball hat was initially identified as a suspect in the assault, but police later said he was with the group of males. Officers want to speak with him as a part of the investigation.
Police are looking to speak with patrons who were at the Blnd Tger nightclub or those who have video of the incident.
Anyone with information is being asked to call 14 Division at 416-808-1400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.