A 25-year-old man has been shot dead in Kitchener in what police are calling a
targeted attack.

Police say the victim was shot in a Belmont Avenue West parking lot on Thursday just after 7pm.

Waterloo Regional Police Inspector Dave Gerencser tells 570 News the victim was dead when officers arrived and the scene and he appeared to have suffered from a gun shot wound and died as a result.

Police believe a male suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place today.