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SIU investigating after man shot by Toronto police at Midland and Eglinton

Last Updated Jan 15, 2021 at 5:27 am EDT

Police on scene of a shooting at Midland and Eglinton avenues on Jan. 14, 2021. The SIU is investigating. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after they say a Toronto police officer shot a man in the Scarborough Junction area Thursday evening.

Police responded to the area of Midland Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East after several callers reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing cars fleeing the area around 8 p.m.

According to the SIU, police saw a vehicle of interest in the parking lot of Church’s Chicken and attempted to block it in. The vehicle then rammed into the police car.

One officer then fired his gun, injuring a 31-year-old man.

The man with the gunshot wound was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Two officers were also taken to hospital. The extent of their injuries has not been released.

Police say two people were taken into custody at the scene.

The SIU is an independent agency that investigates reports involving police and other officials where there has been death, serious injury, sexual assault or discharge of a firearm at a person.