09/23/2013 06:12 EDT | Updated 11/23/2013 05:12 EST

Wounded man rushed to Toronto trauma centre

A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after an apparent shooting in downtown Toronto.

Paramedics were called to 285 Shuter St., at approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday.

They found a male victim with an apparent gunshot wound to his chest.

He was transported to a trauma centre.

Police believe the suspect has fled the immediate area. They don’t believe there is currently a risk to the public.