A woman in her 20s was rushed to the hospital after being found in the parking lot of Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre late Tuesday afternoon with a gunshot wound, say police.

York Regional Police (YRP) said they were called to the area shortly before 5:30 p.m.

They said that paramedics took the victim to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition.

The investigation is "active" and ongoing, YRP said.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact  #4 District at 905-830-0303, ext. 7400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

More details to come.