Niagara, ON police involved in Fort Erie hospital shooting

Posted at 10:10 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-19 08:53:07-04

The Niagara Regional Police Special Investigations Unit is investigating a police-involved shooting of a 29-year-old male that took place at Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie, Ontario Friday night.

According to investigators, around 8 p.m. police responded to the urgent care center at the hospital for the report of a stabbing.

When officers arrived they saw a 61-year-old male with knife wounds and then a 29-year-old male approached the officers.

There was an interaction between the officers and the 29-year-old male, one officer discharged his weapon.

The 29-year-old male was struck and taken to ECMC for treatment, the 61-year-old male with stab wounds was also transported to ECMC.

There is no report of the condition of either man at this time.

The Special Investigations Unit is an Ontario-run agency. Any time there is an incident between a law enforcement officer and a civilian that results in injury or death, the SIU takes over the investigation.

This is a developing story, we will have more information as it becomes available.

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