A 29-year-old man is dead after he was shot in a home in Ajax early on Wednesday morning, local police say.

Durham Regional Police say that just after midnight on Wednesday, they were called to Smith Lane, near Rossland Road West and Westney Road North, for reports of shots fired into a home.

They arrived to find a man suffering from serious injuries.

He was rushed to a hospital trauma centre in Toronto where he was later pronounced dead.

Acting Sgt. George Tudos said investigators are looking for two suspects who fled the scene before police arrived.

Tudos said the victim lived at the home where he was found shot.

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Regional Police or Crime Stoppers.