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Police watchdog called in to investigate shooting in Kitchener

Ontario’s police watchdog has been called in after an officer shooting in the Centreville-Chicopee area of Kitchener, according to Waterloo regional police.

Police say officers were dispatched to Veronica Drive near Kinzie Avenue at around 9:45 a.m. to handle a call.

When officers arrived at the scene, they had what police said was “an interaction” with a man during which an officer shot their gun.

“The individual was transported to hospital with injuries,” a police spokesperson said.  “There are no concerns for public safety.”

Police say the Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate and as such, they cannot provide any more information about the case.

The SIU is an independent agency that investigates incidents involving police that have resulted in death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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Global News has contacted the SIU for information but has not yet received a response.

This story will be updated if more information becomes available.

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