A slew of stabbings were reported by police across Canada this weekend.
In Toronto, a man was hospitalized after being stabbed in the city’s downtown area. Police first learned of the attack at around 3:20 a.m. on Saturday.
Upon arrival at the Dundas Street West and Chestnut Street corner, officers discovered a male victim with a stab wound and transported to the hospital.
A day later, another stabbing took place at a residence near Galloway Road.
One victim was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
In Calgary, two separate attacks resulted in two victims being transported to the hospital with life-threatening wounds.
Early Monday morning, at around 4:30 a.m. a woman was stabbed in Monterey Park.
Meanwhile, on Friday afternoon police responded to a fight in front of Sunridge Mall which resulted in one male being stabbed.
No arrests have been made in either case.
A stabbing in Halifax’s Dartmouth hotel also sent a 43-year-old man to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Earlier this month, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) demanded a meeting with Canada’s premiers to find a solution to the growing random violence in major cities.
“In the last six months, we have lost nine officers — eight of them to random violence,” wrote CACP president Chief Danny Smith.
“There is no question that the degradation of discourse around policing and police funding, the lack of accountability in our justice system, and the significant increase in drug, gang, and gun violence have all played a part in escalating the danger for our profession.”