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Mississauga Shooting: SIU Investigating After Peel Police Officers Wounded, Civilian Dead

Posted on 25 March 2015 by admin

Ontario’s police watchdog says a 30-year-old man is dead and two Peel Regional Police officers and another civilian were wounded after an incident late Friday night in Mississauga, just west of Toronto.

A chaotic scene unfolded in Mississauga, Ont. late Friday night with one person dead and two Peel Regional Police officers injured.

A civilian died at the scene around 11 p.m. ET on Queen Federica Drive, said the force. A second person is in hospital with undetermined injuries.

One officer suffered a gunshot wound, while another was stabbed. The pair had been responding to reports of a shooting at the apartment complex near Dundas Street and Dixie Road, said Const. George Tudos.

“Shots were fired during some kind of an altercation and I know that as a result of that altercation, the two officers did suffer serious injuries,” Tudos told CP24.

Mercedes Wickert, who lives nearby, described what she heard to the Toronto Star: “Bang, bang, bang, bang… Immediately afterward sirens went off.”

Tudos said investigators are not looking for any suspects.

“At this point, everybody we believe has been accounted for that was involved in the altercation here,” he told reporters.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit, which probes police incidents involving death or serious injury, has been called in.

The Special Investigations Unit says the man was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.

Peel Regional Police said Friday night that one officer was shot and the other was stabbed, and described the injuries as serious. The SIU says the injuries to the officers and the civilian are not life-life threatening.

The incident happened after police responded to a call (on Queen Frederica Drive near Dundas and Dixie) and “interacted” with a man.

The SIU has assigned five investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of the incident. Three subject officers and seven witness officers have been designated.

The agency wants to hear from anyone with information about the incident.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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