Peel police are investigating after a man was found dead following an apparent overnight home invasion.

Police initially responded to a call at a Mississauga residence around 12:30 a.m. related to a home invasion and robbery.

When they arrived, a man was found dead in the basement apartment of the home after having been shot multiple times.

The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Ibrahim Abukar of Toronto.

According to a local resident, a caregiver working next door to the home heard at least two gunshots, followed by screaming and commotion. Seconds later, two men were seen fleeing the scene, running westbound.

The home -- which is located on Corkston Glade, near Rathburn and Dixie Road -- is divided into two units. According to a friend of the homeowner, the owner and his family, including two young children, live upstairs, while a woman in her 20s rents the basement apartment.

The homeowner and his family were not injured.

“Absolute shock,” the homeowner’s friend said. “I did live here for 14 years, I grew up here; this is a good, nice, safe neighbourhood. This is not something you would expect to find, especially on a Friday morning.”

Police has sealed area and are canvassing the neighbourhood for any information.

“The tactical team were here last night and were trying to find these two individuals,” said Const. George Tudos, of the Peel Regional Police.