One man is dead after a shooting in the Carlaw Avenue and Queen Street East area.

Police say they were called to the area just before 10 p.m. Wednesday about reports that a man had been shot. One person reported hearing eight shots, another reported hearing seven and still another heard five.

A man was transported to a trauma centre with multiple gunshot wounds and succumbed to his injuries.

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An alleyway leads to a parking lot at the scene of a shooting that left one man dead near Carlaw Avenue and Queen Street East. (Mehrdad Nazarahari/CBC)

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Police say they were called to the area just before 10 p.m. Wednesday about reports that a man had been shot. (Sherry Vanstone/CBC)

There is no information on a suspect at this time. A vehicle is reported to have fled the scene. 

Carlaw Avenue remains closed in both directions from Dundas Street East to Colgate Avenue. Police are warning the public to avoid the area.