A man is dead after multiple gunshots were fired near the intersection of King Street West and Peter Street in downtown Toronto.
Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne told reporters that a man in his 20s, who was earlier listed in critical condition, has succumbed to his injuries.
Witnesses told police that a silver car pulled up to a parked car on Peter Street north of King and multiple shots were fired at about 4:00 p. m.
Multiple bullet holes could be seen in the car.
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George Hancock was at the end of the block when he heard shots ring out.
"I thought it was just construction so I didn't really think much of it until I saw people running down this way," Hancock told CBC News.
He began walking toward his van parked right next to the crime scene when he saw a woman on the ground outside the car that had been shot at.
"She was a mess," he said.
Paramedics appeared to be performing CPR on the victim before they took him away, Hancock said.
"He had a lot of blood on him," Hancock said of the victim.
The victim was unresponsive when paramedics arrived at the scene, police said, and he was taken to a nearby trauma centre where he later died.
Police say a silver Infiniti or Lexus may be involved in the shooting.
Peter Street is closed between King Street West and Adelaide Street.
Police are asking witnesses to contact them at 416-808-2222.
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