Man in his 20s dead after shooting in parking lot plaza near Weston Road

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Toronto police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting near Weston Road and Highway 401 on Saturday. (Mark Bochsler/CBC - image credit)
Toronto police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting near Weston Road and Highway 401 on Saturday. (Mark Bochsler/CBC - image credit)

A man in his 20s has died following a shooting in a plaza parking lot near Weston Road and Highway 401 on Saturday.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at around 3:42 p.m. Officers and paramedics arrived on scene to locate a man who had been shot.

Speaking to reporters from the scene Saturday night, Acting Duty Insp. Stephanie Burritt said the victim was found in his vehicle at the time. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

"It's a brazen shooting to occur here in daylight hours," said Burritt, noting the number of stores and a parking lot full of vehicles.

Police said homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.

Burritt said there is no suspect information yet, and no information on the details of the confrontation between the suspect and victim.

Paramedics confirmed the shooting occurred in the parking lot of a plaza.

Officers are still in the area canvassing witnesses, store owners, and anyone else who was at the plaza during the incident.

"We're hopeful we will locate a number of witnesses who observed this happen," Burritt said.

Police are asking any witnesses or anyone with dashboard camera footage of the area during the time of the shooting to contact 12 Division at 416-808-1200.

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