A man has succumbed to his injuries after a shooting in a downtown Toronto community housing building.

Crime scene at 285 Shuter Street

Toronto police are investigating after a man was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound at 285 Shuter St., on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (CBC)

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

They found 31-year-old Toronto man Deronn Earle lying on the sidewalk, with what they say was an obvious gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

The neighbouring building, Moss Park, is a 899-unit Toronto Community Housing property. The suspects reportedly opened fire inside the building.

The only suspect description, at this time, is a black male.

Few details are available on the circumstances of the shooting, though witnesses reported hearing gunshots.

Police are looking to speak with witnesses.

TCH board chair Bud Purves and CEO Gene Jones issued a statement also urging witnesses to come forward.

"Just like everyone else in Toronto, our residents deserve to be able to enjoy their homes without fear. But criminals are continuing to bring violence to the doorsteps of our residents’ homes," the statement read.

Anyone with information about this can report it to the police or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477), at 222tips.com or by texting TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

With a report from the CBC's Travis Dhanraj