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Man found stabbed in downtown Calgary dies in hospital: police

Police are investigating after a stabbing victim was found suffering from life-threatening injuries in southwest Calgary on Thursday night. Mike Hills/Global News

Calgary police say a man who was stabbed during an altercation in the downtown core on Thursday evening has died.

According to police, the incident happened near the Kerby Centre on 7 Avenue Southwest, by the CTrain tracks on the west side of 11 Street Southwest.

EMS took the victim, a man in his 40s, to hospital but he didn’t survive.

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The suspect left the scene on foot, police said.

Following an autopsy done Friday, police identified the victim as 49-year-old Russell David Younker.

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“Detectives are now hoping to speak with two people who may have information that would be valuable to the investigation,” police said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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