Alberta's police watchdog investigates officer-involved shooting in northeast Calgary

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The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating after an officer-involved shooting on July 17 in northeast Calgary. (Mike Symington/CBC - image credit)
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating after an officer-involved shooting on July 17 in northeast Calgary. (Mike Symington/CBC - image credit)

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating a shooting late Sunday involving Calgary police officers.

Officers were called to the 12100 block of Coventry Hills Way N.E. at 9:45 p.m. after a resident reported that an unknown man with a weapon was in their backyard and trying to get into the house, the Calgary Police Service said in a release.

The family took shelter inside the house as they waited for police to arrive.

"Upon arrival, officers encountered the man and despite de-escalation efforts, two officers discharged their service weapons," police said.

The man was taken to hospital in non-life threatening condition.

The police officers were not injured.

No other details were released.

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