Boy, 16, killed in 'targeted' Scarborough shooting: police

Toronto police say a teenager was killed in shooting in Scarborough Saturday. (Darek Zdzienicki/CBC - image credit)

A teenaged boy was killed after being shot in Scarborough on Saturday, police say.

The shooting happened in the area of Glendower Circuit and Birchmount Road shortly before 2 p.m., the Toronto Police Service said in a tweet.

A 16-year-old boy transported himself to a local hospital and was located by police suffering from gunshot wounds considered life-threatening injuries, police said. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

In an email to CBC Toronto on Sunday, police spokesperson Cindy Chung said an altercation took place in front of a plaza in the area. Chung said two shooters were involved.

Homicide investigators are searching for two suspects. One is described as a Black male, wearing a red hat, red shirt and tan shorts. The other is described as a Black male wearing a black hoodie.

Chung said one of the suspects fled the area on foot while another fled in a white SUV.

"This is believed to be a targeted incident," Chung said.

Investigators are asking any witnesses with information on the incident to call 416-808-4200.