Toronto man, 21, fatally shot in Scarborough parking lot Saturday night

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A 21-year-old man is dead following a shooting in a Scarborough parking lot Saturday night, police say.

Toronto police were called to the area of Sheppard Avenue East and Gateforth Drive at 10:39 p.m. in the back of a parking lot at 5790 Sheppard Avenue East, after multiple gunshots were heard.

Upon arrival, police say they located a man with gunshot wounds who was found unresponsive. Despite life-saving measures, the man was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Robert Krbavac/CBC

Police say a firearm was located at the scene.

The homicide unit has since taken over the investigation, police said in a tweet.

In a news release Saturday, police identified the suspect of the fatal shooting as Abdulrahman Patel, 21.

Police say a number of people and vehicles of interest were reported to have been seen fleeing the scene. No suspect information has been released at this time.

Shortly after, at 10:49 p.m., a man in his 30s walked into a hospital in the east-end with gunshot wounds. The man was rushed to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries, police say.

Police say it is unknown whether the two incidents are connected but officers continue to investigate.

Investigators are asking residents, business owners, or anyone who was in the area, to check their security cameras or dash-cams for footage that may assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).