Waterloo Region police are investigating after a 25-year-old man was shot and killed in a Kitchener parking lot on Thursday evening.

Around 7 p.m., police say they responded to a parking lot on Belmont Street near Gage Avenue after reports of a disturbance.

At the scene a 25-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound and no vital signs. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Early results of the investigation indicate the victim may have been targeted and a male suspect is believed to have fled in a vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-650-8500 Ext. 3310 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

No names have been released and police say a post mortem is expected on Friday.