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Police investigate 2 separate murders

TORONTO – Toronto police are searching for suspects following two homicides Thursday night.

A 28-year-old man died after being stabbed inside an apartment building at 325 Bogert Ave., near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue West, in North York.

It’s the same complex where two brothers — Justin Waterman, 18, and Jerome Water, 22, were shot and killed in Feb. 2011.

In this recent homicide, police said they were called to the scene at around 9 p.m. Thursday after receiving a call for a home invasion. However, when officers arrived to the building, they found the victim suffering from obvious stab wounds.

The victim was rushed to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he later died.

Police said two armed suspects entered an apartment unit, in which four people were in at the time.

One suspect, who was armed with a gun, demanded money band drugs from one of the people in the residence. The second man, armed with a knife, confronted the victim in the bathroom, and allegedly stabbed him several times as he stepped out of the shower.

The suspects fled the area.

Investigators are reviewing security camera footage from the area. Police want to hear from anyone who saw two men hanging around in the complex between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released.

Toronto police are also investigating a homicide in Scarborough. A 20-year-old man died after being shot in the Old Finch and Morningside avenues area Thursday night.

Anyone with information on either homicide is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200 or 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).