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Man dead after shooting in east-end Toronto

Man dead in east-end Toronto shooting
WATCH ABOVE: A man has been pronounced dead after a daytime shooting in Toronto's east end. Shallima Maharaj has the latest.

Toronto police say homicide investigators have taken over after a man was shot and killed in east-end Toronto on Tuesday.

Emergency services responded to reports of gunshots in the Lawrence Avenue and Andover Crescent area just before 3 p.m.

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Police said officers found a man on scene suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was rushed to hospital without vital signs. Police said he later succumbed to his injuries.

Officers said a man was seen fleeing the scene northbound wearing a black toque, black jacket, black track pants with a white stripe, boots and a backpack. Police said he is believed to be armed.

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The area is closed for the police investigation.