B.C. police watchdog investigates shooting; male taken to hospital

By The Canadian Press
January 15, 2016 - 2:38pm

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia’s police watchdog says it is investigating the shooting of a male by officers of the New Westminster Police Department.

The Independent Investigations Office says the male was shot just after noon on Friday in the Queenborough neighbourhood.

It says he has been transferred to hospital for further assessment but provided no details of his current medical condition.

Officers were responding at the time to a complaint of a man causing a disturbance in a neighbourhood not far from a shopping centre.

The subject of the complaint was located by police shortly after their arrival.

The watchdog says investigators have been sent to the scene and will be obtaining physical evidence and interviewing civilian witnesses.



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