A 12-YEAR-old boy charged in the deadly stabbing of a little girl was reportedly seen yelling from a balcony after she was brutally killed.
Police were rushed to an apartment in Scarborough, Toronto, at around 6.30pm on Tuesday after residents reported screams coming from one of the properties.
Emergency crews arrived to find a 12-year-old girl with stab wounds – she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile the building’s superintendent, Amy Li, told how she had received a frantic call from a tenant living in the building.
She said she went to the unit but couldn’t get in.
“‘Amy, come, come to my home I need your help, I need your help quick.’ I go upstairs because I think the kids are fighting,” Li told Toronto Sun of what she heard.
She said she went back to her office on the first floor, but heard commotion outside that drew her interest.
Neighbors were gathered, looking up a young boy who she said screaming from a balcony.
“He was outside on the balcony. Both hands were holding the (railing of) the balcony,” Li said.
“I feel really sad about what happened. And I hope this doesn’t happen again.”
A 12-year-old boy, who has not been named for legal reasons, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after the tragedy.
Outside of the age and gender of the victim and the assailant, other details are scarce due to Canada’s Youth Criminal Justice Act.
All evidence is banned from publication because of this.
What is known is that 12 police cruisers were present at the scene.
Some were searching the grass below the balconies while others were doing a canvass, which is a search through the neighborhood of the crime to look for leads.
No more details are available at this time.