Police watchdog looks for witnesses after police shoot at vehicle in Oshawa, Ont.

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OSHAWA, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog is looking for witnesses after a Durham Region officer fired his gun at a vehicle.

The Special Investigations Unit says officers in Oshawa, Ont., responded to a report of theft and a suspicious person on April 16.

They spotted a vehicle of interest in a Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot — at Harmony and Taunton roads.

The agency says an officer fired at the vehicle multiple times.

The vehicle took off and the 45-year-old female driver was later arrested unhurt in Mississauga, Ont.

Investigators have talked to three civilian witnesses but say others saw what happened.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 27, 2021.

The Canadian Press