- Aug 9, 2022
An elderly woman is dead and a man is in custody after what appears to have been an unprovoked daytime assault in Toronto's downtown core on Friday, police say.
Police say a woman in her 70s or 80s was walking in the city's financial district around 11:40 a.m. near the normally busy intersection of Yonge and King streets, when she was allegedly pushed to the ground, injuring her head and face.
Emergency responders quickly arrived and tried to save her, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.
A pool of blood could be seen in front of a restaurant in the area Friday afternoon.
"The information from witnesses and video cameras is she was just simply walking along the sidewalk," Toronto police Insp. Craig Young told reporters.
WHAT THE HELL!!!! You know - i can barely think of reading about one or two cases of random non-sex related attacks in canada in my entire life - now it seems like it's every week and often with fatalities.
Seriously people - PLEASE take extra care out there. The last few stories have been from toronto but there's plenty from other major metros and i dont know what it is but SOMETHING is making this kind of thing a lot more common right now. It seems like the random violence is getting worse