SIU investigating after police shoot man, 44, 'several times' in Vaughan

The SIU has been notified of a police shooting that left a man in life-threatening condition in Vaughan Wednesday morning. (Rafferty Baker/CBC - image credit)
The SIU has been notified of a police shooting that left a man in life-threatening condition in Vaughan Wednesday morning. (Rafferty Baker/CBC - image credit)

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is investigating a police shooting in Vaughan Wednesday morning that left a man in life-threatening condition.

York Regional Police say they were called to an industrial plaza on Hanlan Road, near Pine Valley Drive around 8:15 a.m. for a weapons call. That's where they say a male was shot and then taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The SIU said in a news release that police were called to the area around 8 a.m. for a complaint about a suspicious vehicle.

The agency, which investigates incidents involving police in which a member of the public is hurt or killed, said two officers responded to the scene before both opened fire.

The victim, a 44-year-old man, was struck "several times" while outside the vehicle, and taken to hospital for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds, the SIU says.

The SIU has designated two subject officials and one witness official in the case, along with three investigators and two forensic investigators.

The agency is asking anyone with information to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php.