A 21-year-old man is fighting to survive in hospital after he was shot several times in Etobicoke’s The Kingsway area early on Friday morning.

Police from 22 Division say they were called to Bloor Street West and Grenview Boulevard South at 12:45 a.m. for a report of shots fired.

They arrived to find the man suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest. He was conscious and breathing when emergency crews arrived, police said.

He was rushed to the trauma centre at St. Michael’s Hospital and remains in life-threatening condition, paramedics said.

According to a police source, an officer from 22 Division was the first to arrive on scene and applied life-saving first aid to the victim prior to the arrival of paramedics. The source told CTV News Toronto that the officer is a military combat veteran with training in treating gunshot wounds.

Officers said the suspect in the incident is a white male, standing six-feet-tall with a skinny build.

He is between 20 and 25 years-old and was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The suspect was last seen running towards a nearby subway station via Grenview Boulevard South.

Police tell CP24 a 9mm handgun was used in the offence, but has not yet been recovered.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-2200.