A man gunned down in Toronto this morning was on his way to the hospital with his newborn and a female companion when he was killed in a brazen drive-by shooting, police say.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday morning, Insp. Paul Rinkoff said a man, a female, and their newborn child were walking to a parked vehicle in the area of Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue shortly after 9 a.m. when a vehicle pulled up and suspects opened fire.

The man was subsequently pronounced dead and the female and the child were not injured in the shooting.

"This is a brazen daylight shooting," Rinkoff said. "It is horrific."

Suspect descriptions have not been released but Rinkoff said two males were seen leaving the area in a late model sedan.

The vehicle, police say, was last seen heading eastbound.

Three schools in the area were temporarily placed under lockdown as a result of the shooting.

Lawrence Av W + Jane St
- police are on scene investigating
- schools in lockdown in the area @TorontoMedics are o/s
- Possible suspect vehicle late model 4dr sedan, 2 M/B with face coverings , last seen E/B#GO1863629

— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) October 1, 2020