A 20-year-old man has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot multiple times in the city’s west end Thursday night, Toronto police say.

Police say the victim was discovered in a parking lot behind a building located on Emmett Avenue, in the Jane Street and Weston Road area, shortly after 9 p.m.

He was shot after getting into an altercation with another male, police say.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot heading north.

Police at the scene have set up a perimeter as they search for a suspect, described only as a male wearing dark-coloured clothing.

A weapon has not been recovered.

Anyone who may have information on the incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.