Boy, 2, dies after being struck by vehicle in Etobicoke parking lot

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Toronto police say a two-year-old boy has died after being struck by a driver in a south Etobicoke parking lot. (Alexis Raymon/CBC - image credit)
Toronto police say a two-year-old boy has died after being struck by a driver in a south Etobicoke parking lot. (Alexis Raymon/CBC - image credit)

A two-year-old boy has died after being struck by a driver in a parking lot in south Etobicoke, Toronto police and paramedics say.

Officers were called to the scene at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Albert Avenue at about 7:30 p.m.

They say the boy, his parents and other people were in the parking lot, when a 29-year-old man got into a vehicle and started to drive, striking the child.

Police said in a tweet the child was stuck under the vehicle and later said he was apparently unconscious. Paramedics rushed the boy to hospital where he died.

Police say the driver stayed at the scene.

Roads in the area were closed for the investigation.