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Man charged with second-degree murder in downtown double stabbing

Last Updated Dec 6, 2018 at 11:52 pm EST

Two people were seriously injured in a double stabbing in the area of George and Gerrard streets. CITYNEWS/George Joseph

One man is dead and police have a 22-year-old man in custody following a downtown double stabbing.

Police were called to a residence on George Street in the area of Jarvis Street and Dundas Street East just after 4 p.m. on Thursday where they found a 35-year-old man inside a home. He was rushed to a trauma centre with critical injuries before being pronounced dead a few hours later.

The second victim was found in a nearby fast food restaurant with minor injuries. He was taken into custody by police and has since been charged with second-degree murder.

Police say the victim and the suspect were known to each other but have not specified the nature of their relationship.

This is the 92nd homicide of the year in Toronto.