A FRANTIC superintendent made a desperate call for help after a 12-year-old girl was stabbed to death by a pre-teen boy, police said.
Amy Li, the superintendent of the building in the city’s Scarborough district, told The Toronto Sun that she received two troubling calls from the tenant of an eighth-floor apartment pleading for help.
In one instance, the female tenant fearfully told Li: “I think my daughter may die.”
“Amy, come, come to my house I need your help, I need your help quick,” Li said the tenant told her over the phone.
“I’m thinking maybe the kids are fighting. When I go up, but the door cannot open,” she said.
Li went to get the keys to the apartment in her first-floor office but was startled when she heard a noise coming from outside.
When Li walked back outside, she looked up and saw a young boy dangling from the balcony with his hands clutching the railing, she told the outlet.
“He was outside on the balcony. Both hands were holding the (railing of) the balcony,” the superintendent told The Toronto Sun.
When Toronto police arrived, they discovered a 12-year-old girl with stab wounds.
The girl was pronounced dead at the scene. She is Toronto’s youngest homicide victim this year.
Authorities also found a 12-year-old boy with injuries. He was taken to the hospital to be treated before being arrested.
The boy was charged with second-degree murder.
He is the second youngest person charged with a homicide this year, according to records reviewed by The Star.
Police have yet to disclose the identities of the victim and suspect or their relationship.
Li told Toronto City News that a mother and her five children live in the unit.
Neighbors told the outlet that some of the kids were home when the incident occurred.