TORONTO -- 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 to CTV News Toronto as 36-year-old Amanjot Bains.

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

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