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SIU invokes mandate after police-involved shooting in Hamilton

Last Updated Jul 7, 2020 at 11:40 pm EDT

SIU are investigating after a man was shot following a domestic incident in Hamilton. CITYNEWS

The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has invoked its mandate following a police-involved shooting in Hamilton Tuesday afternoon.

The SIU said Hamilton Police responded to a serious domestic call at around 3:30 p.m. in the area of Gage Avenue North and Cannon Street East.

At around 4 p.m., officers found a 42-year-old man in a vehicle in a convenience store parking lot.

“As several officers approached the vehicle, there was an interaction and two officers discharged their firearms. The man was struck,” the SIU said on their website Tuesday evening. “He was transported to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.”

According to Hamilton paramedics, two people were taken to hospital. One person suffered critical injuries while the other suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

No further details about the incident have been released.

The SIU is automatically called in to investigate any incidents involving police where there are serious injuries, deaths or allegations of sexual assault.