Man in 20s dead in shooting outside Etobicoke apartment; suspects sought

A man in his 20s is dead following a shooting in Rexdale. As Shauna Hunt reports, homicide investigators are focusing on a vehicle that was discovered at the scene.

A man in his 20s is dead and a homicide investigation is underway following a late night shooting outside an apartment complex in north Etobicoke.

Emergency crews were called to a low-rise apartment building on Bergamot Avenue, near Rexdale Boulevard and Islington Avenue, around 11:30 p.m.

Paramedics assessed a patient in the parking lot near the front entrance to the apartment building but did not transport anyone to hospital. Police confirm a man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators have not publicly identified the victim and say they are still in the process of notifying next of kin.

No suspect information has been made available.

Some residents tell CityNews they heard gunshots and looked out their windows to see a male victim on the ground and someone running to a vehicle that sped away.

Police say a red vehicle that crashed near the building is part of their investigation.

Bergamot was closed in both directions from Rexdale to Islington for the investigation but roads have since reopened.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Toronto police.

With files from Carl Hanstke

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