Man dead, woman taken to hospital with serious injuries after shooting in Summerhill

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A man is dead and a woman has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a shooting in Toronto's Summerhill neighbourhood Friday evening.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Yonge Street and Summerhill Avenue at 8 p.m. after multiple reports of people hearing gunshots, Toronto police say. Upon arrival, officers located two victims: a man who was pronounced dead at the scene and a woman who was rushed to hospital.

Duty Insp. Katherine Stephenson told reporters Friday the shooting happened in a laneway between townhouses on Mathersfield Drive and Pricefield Road, two residential streets southeast of Yonge and Summerhill.

She said a suspect fled the area in a light-coloured vehicle, and officers are canvassing the area and appealing for any witnesses and possible home security footage captured.

Police are advising the public to use caution in the area. No description has been released.

The homicide team has taken over the investigation, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.