Toronto: Eight teenage girls charged with killing man

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Eight teenage girls have been charged with the murder of a 59-year-old man in Toronto, Canadian police say. The girls, aged between 13 and 16, are accused of stabbing the victim in what police describe as “a swarming” just after midnight local time on Sunday. The man, who has not been identified, had been living in a shelter for the homeless at the time of the attack. Toronto Mayor John Tory said he was “deeply disturbed” by the case in a statement. A group of bystanders flagged down emergency services after finding the man with stab wounds shortly after midnight on Sunday, Toronto Police Detective Sergeant Terry Browne told reporters. The victim, who had only recently moved into sheltered housing, later died in hospital. The girls, whose identities are protected under Canadian law, were arrested near the scene of the attack and a number of weapons were seized. They had met via social media and three of them had had previous contact with police, Detective Sergeant Terry Browne said.(BBC)…[+]