September 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Updated: September 15, 2018 1:01 pm

Teen dies after shooting at east-end Toronto apartment building

WATCH ABOVE: Residents say the victim was 16 years old and had just moved in earlier this year into the building with his mother, describing him as 'polite' and 'kind.' Kamil Karamali has more.

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Officials say a teen has died after he was shot at an apartment building in Toronto’s east end early Friday evening.

Toronto police and paramedics were called to the building on Bellamy Road North, near Eglinton Avenue East, just after 6:45 p.m.

A Toronto Paramedics spokesperson told Global News the patient, who is believed to be 16 years old, was treated for gunshot wounds.

Paramedics rushed the victim to a trauma centre with a police escort in life-threatening condition. Police said he was pronounced dead at hospital a short time later.

The victim hasn’t been identified.

Police said they are searching for two male suspects who fled the area in a dark SUV.

One suspect is described as wearing a hoodie and all-dark clothing. The other suspect is described as wearing light-coloured shorts and a dark hooded top.

The homicide squad was called in to take over the investigation.

The boy’s death is Toronto’s 77th homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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