A woman in her 40s was shot outside a convenience store in the city’s Mount Dennis neighbourhood on Friday afternoon and a suspect is now in custody.

Toronto police say they were called to the corner of Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue West after 3 p.m. after shots rang out.

A shotgun was found a short time later near the scene but the suspect was nowhere to be found.

Const. David Hopkinson said the woman was rushed to a hospital trauma centre in serious condition.

Residents in the immediate area around Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue West were asked temporarily to stay indoors as police search for the suspect.

Investigators said at around 9 p.m. Friday that they had taken one male suspect into custody in relation to the incident.

It is not clear what charges he may face.