A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a shooting in Scarborough on Monday afternoon.

Emergency crews were first called to a plaza near Lawrence and Wayne avenues at around 3:15 p.m., where witnesses saw the victim being loaded into an ambulance.

Police say that a second individual was taken into custody in connection with the shooting and a firearm was recovered.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not immediately clear, however officers were seen taking a closer look at a dark-coloured SUV located near the entrance to the plaza parking lot on Monday.

The shooting call came while a lockdown was in effect at the nearby Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts for “unknown trouble.”

In fact, CTV’s cameras saw a number of officers leaving the school and responding to the shooting call nearby. 

That lockdown was lifted shortly after 3 p.m. and police have said no injuries were reported.

At this point it is not clear whether the shooting and lockdown are related.

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