Man dead following shooting in Richmond Hill

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A man has died following a shooting in Richmond Hill Friday evening, York Regional Police say.

Just before 6:30 p.m., officers were called to the Leisure Lane and Richmond Street area where they found the man with no vital signs.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The York Regional Police homicide unit has taken charge of the investigation.

Const. Andy Pattenden said investigators will not release the identity of the victim until a post-mortem is complete and are asking witnesses to come forward, including any drivers with a dashcam. Police still have no information on suspects.

He said investigators will remain at the scene throughout the night to canvas for any residential video surveillance.

"We're hopeful that some of these residents in the area might have seen or heard something and can give us a call with information," Pattenden said.