Man shot, injured by police in west Toronto, police watchdog investigating

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TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after police shot and injured a man in the west end of Toronto.

The Special Investigations Unit says the shooting happened Thursday afternoon after 4 p.m.

A news release says witnesses had reported a screaming man holding a sharp object in Etobicoke.

Toronto police officers arrived at the scene and the agency says one of them shot the man.

The 30-year-old was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Four investigators and two forensic investigators are assigned to the case and the watchdog has identified one subject officer and one witness officer.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 4, 2020.

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