A 36-year-old man is dead after he was shot in a commercial plaza in Brampton early on Tuesday morning.

Peel Regional Police say they were called to Dixie Road and Peter Robertson Boulevard at 12:54 a.m. for a report of shots fired.

They arrived to find an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

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

Police have identified the victim as 36-year-old Amanjot Bains.

Investigators said the suspect may have fled the scene in a red vehicle.

"Based on the investigation police are aware that several potential witnesses were in the area at the time of the shooting, but have not yet had the opportunity to speak with investigators," police said in a news release.

The eastbound lanes of Peter Robertson Boulevard were closed for several hours at Dixie Road to allow for an investigation.