A daylight shooting in a busy Ajax plaza has sent a teenager to hospital.

In a tweet, Durham Regional Police said the boy was shot near the intersection of Salem and Kingston roads sometime before 3 p.m.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said, and was transported to hospital for treatment.

Reports from the scene suggest the victim was shot outside a Dollarama and walked into a Tim Hortons looking for help.

“It appears that the victim was crossing Kingston Road making his way to the Tim Hortons in that area when he was shot,” Durham police Const. George Tudos told CTV News Toronto.

A witness who was sitting near the window inside Tim Hortons told CTV News Toronto that she saw several young men in the parking lot of the plaza.

“I just saw all the blood. He was holding his leg,” Wanda Strang said.

Police said four suspects were seen driving away from the scene in a van after the gunfire.

“I believe that there were three males and one female. They entered into either a van or a dark SUV and fled on Kingston Road,” Tudos said.

The investigation is ongoing.