A guy suffering from gunshot wounds had been discovered by York Regional Police close to a strip plaza in 100 Steeles Ave. W. on Thursday afternoon.
The victim has been taken to a nearby injury center in life threatening illness by paramedics.
Authorities say they responded to reports about a shooting at the Yonge St. and Steeles Ave. region about 6:35 p.m.
Asked when the shooting had been gang-related, authorities declined to comment.
A huge contingent of police stayed in the scene since they continued their own investigations.
Police have asked anyone with information to predict (905) 881-1221 and talk to detectives in ext. 7241.