Toronto police say a 19-year-old man who was injured at a Halloween party in downtown Toronto has died in hospital.
Police confirmed the victim’s death in an update released Saturday night, adding the homicide squad would be taking over the investigation.
Officers and paramedics were called to a property on Madison Avenue, north of Bloor Street West and east of Spadina Road, just after 11:40 p.m. on Thursday with reports of a stabbing at a house party.
“A man became involved in an altercation. He produced a knife but was disarmed by other party-goers and ejected. He tried to re-gain entry to the house and became enraged,” police said in a statement Sunday afternoon.
“Other individuals tried to calm him down. He produced another knife and randomly attacked other individuals in line trying to get into the party.”
Investigators said three people were found with stab wounds and two others sustained “other injuries.”
The 19-year-old, who was identified as Firdous Nabizada, made his own way to hospital with the help of friends. He had critical injuries.
Toronto Paramedics told Global News Friday morning that all five people were taken to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries. Police later said all but one of the victims are in stable condition.
Police said a 15-year-old Richmond Hill girl, who can’t be identified due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and 19-year-old Jacob Alves were initially charged with attempted murder, dangerous weapons, three counts of aggravated assault and three counts of assault with a weapon.
Both were scheduled to appear in Toronto courtrooms Friday morning.
Alves’ charges were upgraded to second-degree murder and he is scheduled to re-appear in a Toronto court Monday morning.
Anyone with information was asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.