Man in his 20s dead after Etobicoke shooting

A man in his 20s has died of his injuries in hospital after a shooting in Etobicoke early Friday, Toronto police say.

The shooting happened in a parking area near the entrance to a highrise condo complex on Eva Road, near The West Mall and Burnhamthorpe Road. Emergency crews were called to the scene at 12:47 a.m.

When police arrived, they found a man lying on the ground, unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds.

Toronto paramedics took him to a local hospital in an emergency run. He died of his injuries there, police added.

"This is now a homicide," Const. Caroline de Kloet confirmed to CBC Toronto in an email.

Homicide detectives have now taken over the investigation.

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Sgt. Alan Bartlett, of Toronto police's 22 Division, told reporters at the scene that police are searching for witnesses and evidence.

"It's an active crime scene," Bartlett said on Friday.

Police have taped off the entrance way to the complex as they investigate.

Suspect may have left in a vehicle, police say

Officers canvassed the area early Friday for security camera video. Bartlett said officers were expected to canvas people who live in the complex later on Friday morning.

"The indications are that whoever was involved in this shooting may have left the area in a vehicle," Bartlett said.

According to police in a tweet, a white car was seen chasing a black car out of the area. No description of a suspect was available.

Next of kin is being notified. The man's name and exact age have not been released.

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