A Wal-Mart employee is in hospital after taking two gunshots to the abdomen outside a Scarborough location on Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred outside the store at the Agincourt Mall, at Sheppard Avenue and Kennedy Road, shortly before 5 p.m.

According to the Special Investigations Unit, police responded to a report of a man with a knife. The SIU says an altercation broke out and the man was shot.

The man, 40, was taken to Sunnybrook hospital with two gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

He is in critical but stable condition.

The SIU is asking any witnesses with information to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1965.