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Ontario’s police watchdog probing OPP-involved shooting in Toronto’s west end

Global News logo Global News 6 days ago Nick Westoll
A car is surrounded by vehicles and police tape in an Etobicoke parking lot. © Global News A car is surrounded by vehicles and police tape in an Etobicoke parking lot.

Ontario's police watchdog says it's looking into the circumstances leading up to an Ontario Provincial Police-involved shooting in Etobicoke Wednesday afternoon.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said in a statement that at around 1:45 p.m. OPP officers tried to pull over a Mercedes-Benz sedan near Cloverhill and Berry roads, east of Park Lawn Road, allegedly driven by a 26-year-old man wanted on an outstanding warrant.

It's unclear what the man was wanted by police for.

SIU officials said after the suspect drove toward a police vehicle that's when an officer fired their gun multiple times at the Mercedes-Benz.

"The driver of the Mercedes-Benz was struck and taken to hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury," the statement said.

The agency asked for anyone with information about what happened to call investigators at 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is an independent agency that investigates incidents involving police that have resulted in death, serious injury or alleged sexual assault.

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