Monday , April 19 2021

Teen Girl and Her Mother Hurt After Aggression at Scarborough Highrise

A teenage girl and her mother are gravely injured after an assault on a high-rise building of Scarborough on Friday night.

Neighbors called 911 at about 6:00 p.m. after they heard an attack inside an apartment in the Danforth and McCowan area near Lawrence East Avenue, according to Toronto police.

Emergency teams found a 17-year-old girl with no vital signs and stab wounds on her upper body. She was rushed to the SickKids hospital in a life-threatening condition, according to paramedics.

"[Officers] she got ready for the EMS, and it looks like it probably helped save her life right now, "43-year-old Detective Jason Hillier told reporters at the scene.

The teen's mother, believed to be in her 30s, was also taken to the Sunnybrook Health Science Center with a head injury, police said. She is in serious condition, but no risk of life.

"It's been a very hectic scene because it was active," Hillier said.

Researchers are looking for a man, between the ages of 35 and 40, around 5 "9", wearing a white jacket and possibly no shoes.

He was last seen fleeing from the area by walking north on McCowan Road, near Trudelle Street.

Police say it is not clear if the victims and suspects know each other.

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