Three separate stabbings left four people injured in the Greater Toronto Area over Halloween weekend.
Toronto police said they received a call at 2:50 a.m. on Sunday for a man stabbed at College Street and Montrose Avenue in Little Italy.
Officers said the victim suffered life-threatening injuries and is in grave condition. He was taken to hospital on an emergency run.
Police said suspects in the stabbing are still outstanding.
A couple minutes later, Toronto police said they received another call around 3 a.m. for a stabbing at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Sixth Avenue in the Etobicoke area.
Investigators said a man was stabbed a number of times and was found conscious and breathing. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.
Police said a suspect is known but they will not be releasing any further information.
“We’re talking about a person who is wanted for a stabbing — very, very serious incident,” Cst. David Hopkinson said. “This is not something, if we can help it, that we want the public to help us with just yet.”
The third stabbing occurred in the Peel region.
Peel Regional Police said a call came in around 2 a.m. with reports of two men stabbed at Lakeshore Road and Hurontario Street in Port Credit.
Officers said both victims were 24 years old. One was taken to a trauma centre by ambulance, while the other made his own way to the hospital, according to police.
Police said the injuries are non-life-threatening. Anyone with information on suspects is asked to call Peel Regional Police at 905-453-2121 ext. 1233.
—With files from Matthew Bingley