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Teen dead after shooting on Danzig Street in Scarborough

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police investigate shooting that left 17-year-old dead. Erica Vella reports.

A 17-year-old teenager has died after being shot outside of a townhouse complex near Danzig Street and Morningside Avenue Thursday night, Toronto police say.

Police were called to the Scarborough area around 11:30 p.m. Emergency crews located a boy, unresponsive, on the ground with gunshot wounds. Officers on scene performed CPR until paramedics arrived, police said.

The teenager was rushed to a hospital where he later died.

READ MORE: Man, 21, sentenced to life in deadly 2012 Danzig Street shooting

There is no word on a suspect description, but police said a suspect was seen leaving the area in a car. Investigators said homicide has now taken over the investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact police.

Residents in the area paying their respects said he was a good student, loved basketball and planned to go to college. Community members told Global News the victim is Jaydin Simpson and that he was shot the day he graduated high school.

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Danzig and Morningside was the scene of a deadly mass shooting at a barbecue in July 2012.

Two people, 14-year-old Shyanne Charles and 23-year-old Joshua Yasay, were killed and more than 20 others were injured.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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