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Man dies after 'brazen' targeted shooting in northwest Toronto

A man has died after what police believe was a targeted shooting in northwest Toronto on Monday night.

Police say suspect carjacked a black Toyota Corolla before fleeing the area

Toronto police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in a plaza near Jane Street and Wilson Avenue in the city's northwest on Monday evening. (Paul Smith/CBC)

A man has died in what police say was a targeted shooting in northwest Toronto on Monday night.

The gunfire happened outdoors around 8:35 p.m. in the area of Jane Street and Wilson Avenue. 

Police said callers reported hearing multiple shots in the area. When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds.

Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The victim has not been identified, according to Duty Insp. Paul Krawczyk of the Toronto Police Service.

"We believe this to be an isolated incident," Krawczyk told reporters at the scene. 

Police say the suspect fled through the parking lot of the North York Sheridan Mall before carjacking a vehicle, which is described as a black 2022 Toyota Corolla, with the Ontario licence plate CVZW 153.

Police are searching for the car, and have asked the public to call 911 immediately and not approach it if spotted. 

Police say they believe Monday night's fatal shooting was an isolated incident. (James Spalding/CBC)

The homicide unit has taken over the investigation.

"It's very brazen, it's concerning," Krawczyk said of the shooting. 

"We take this very seriously and will be investigating this as well as we can to have a successful outcome." 

Police appealed to anyone with dashboard camera or cell phone video that may be relevant to come forward.

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