Gang beats and stabs man in Ahuntsic
Bloodstained rags lie on the ground after a man was attacked at St. Laurent Blvd. and Sauriol St. (Oct. 23, 2013)
Published Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:41AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:43PM EDT
Police are hunting for four people who attacked a 33-year-old man in northern Montreal and left him for dead.
Someone who saw the attack called 9-11 around 3:25 a.m. Wednesday, saying that four people had surrounded another man on St. Laurent Blvd. near Sauriol St. in the Ahuntsic neighbourhood, and they had immediately started hitting him.
One of the attackers had a knife and slashed or stabbed the man in the upper body before the gang fled.
Emergency personnel arrived to find the man bleeding profusely, and they rushed him to hospital where, several hours later, he was still in critical condition.
As of 7:30 a.m. police were still at the scene of the attack, trying to find any clues as to why the assault happened and who the attackers were.
The victim was brought to hospital where he underwent surgical intervention. He was reported to be in stable condition late Wednesday afternoon.