Male shot and killed in Scarborough, police say

A male was found without vital signs after he was shot in Scarborough shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday, Toronto police said.

Reports of 5 or 6 shots being fired, police say

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a teen boy on the ground without vital signs. He died in a trauma centre. (Garry Asselstine/CBC)

A male has died after a shooting in Scarborough shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday, Toronto police said.

Police said they were called to the area of Bellamy Road and Porchester Drive around 6:45 p.m.

When officers arrived they found a male with vital signs absent on the ground, according to police.

The victim was rushed to hospital on an emergency run.

Police later tweeted that he was pronounced dead in hospital.

Police said the homicide unit is now investigating.

Toronto police said this is the 77th homicide for the year.