Canadian media is reporting that a man in his 60s is dead after a stabbing outside an Etobicoke mosque on Saturday evening, Toronto paramedics said, as reported by CBC.
The incident took place in the area of Rexdale Boulevard and Bergamot Avenue, near Islington Avenue, at around 8:45 p.m on Saturday.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) shared the following statement on its social media page on behalf of the International Muslim Organization of Toronto:
“As some of you may be aware, a tragic incident took place on or around the International Muslim Organization of Toronto (IMO).
There are no words for what happened to the member of this congregation.
We are deeply saddened and shocked.
At this point, we want to let the community know that law enforcement is investigating.
We further encourage our community not to speculate on what happened as the investigation is ongoing. Instead, we ask that you keep our brother and his family in your prayers.”
– Board of IMO
According to the police, the suspect, a slim man wearing a black hoodie and dark pants, was seen fleeing the scene on foot.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Photo: International Muslim Organization of Toronto
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