A 17-year-old boy who was killed in a shooting in East York on Monday has been identified by Toronto police.

According to investigators, 17-year-old Joseph Petit had just returned home from a walk with his German shepherd on Detonia Park Avenue at around 6 p.m. Monday when he was met by two males outside his home, located in the area of Danforth and Victoria Park avenues.

After a brief conversation, police say a struggle ensued and one of the two males shot Petit.

The two suspects then fled the area toward Victoria Park Station, police said.

Petit, who was shot in the neck at close range, was rushed to hospital in critical condition. He died on Thursday night, police confirmed earlier today.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Police are asking anyone with information about the fatal shooting to contact investigators at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.