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Evidence markers dot the church parking lot on Hastings Drive after the shooting. ((Phonse Jessome/CBC))

The victim of a September shooting in Dartmouth died Saturday morning in a Halifax hospital, police said.

The 33-year-old man had been shot on Sept. 29 and taken to hospital in serious condition.

An official cause of death is under investigation, police said.

"The victim's name is not being released until such time as next of kin are notified and a cause of death is determined," police said in a media release.

Police found the man lying on a pathway not far from an apartment building in the area of Regency Drive and Hastings Drive. A witness who lived in the area told CBC News she had heard three shots. Two people said the victim was conscious when they ran to help him.

After the shooting, two people told CBC News that an SUV had been seen parked behind the South End Baptist Church on Hastings Drive about half an hour before the shooting. One person described a man on the passenger side as very large and wearing a white jacket or shirt.

So far, no charges have been laid in connection with the shooting. Police said Saturday that they continue to be "interested in locating a vehicle that was observed leaving the area of the shooting with a male driver and male passenger. The vehicle is described as a black SUV with silver rims."