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Police identify Ryan Lorde, 36, as victim of 'targeted' Georgetown shooting

Lorde was found dead by officers in the driveway of his home on Monarch Drive shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Lorde was found dead of gunshot wounds in the driveway of his home

Ryan Lorde was pronounced dead in the driveway of his home in a new subdivision in Georgetown. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

Halton police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Georgetown as 36-year-old Ryan Lorde.

Officers found Lorde's body in the driveway of his home on Monarch Drive shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, Const. Ryan Anderson said early Wednesday.

Police were called to the address after numerous calls from neighbours who reported hearing multiple gunshots.

Lorde was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We do believe that this was a targeted shooting," Anderson said. He added that there is no ongoing threat to community safety in the area.

Stjepan Vujnovic lives in the new subdivision with his family. He said he heard as many as 10 gunshots.

"First I was thinking it was fireworks, but it sounded too loud and too fast," he told CBC Toronto.

"It's pretty freaky. I just moved into this place and I have two kids."

Officers were in the neighbourhood throughout the morning.

Halton police's homicide unit has taken over the investigation.

Anyone with potentially useful information is asked to contact investigators or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers.