Ontario's police watchdog receives ballistic testing in shooting death of boy, father

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog says it has received ballistic testing results in a police shooting that left a one-year-old boy and his father dead.

The Special Investigations Unit has said Ontario Provincial Police officers shot at a 33-year-old father in Kawartha Lakes, Ont., in his car after he allegedly abducted his child on Nov. 26, 2020.

The agency has said evidence suggests police gunfire killed both the father and his child.

The SIU says it is reviewing results of the ballistic testing from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The agency says it is not releasing details of the results as its investigation remains active. The identities of the boy and his father have not been released.

The SIU says it is moving as quickly as possible to finish its investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 23, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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