December 14, 2013 8:22 pm

Four police officers fired guns in subway shooting that injured young man: SIU


WATCH: (Dec 14, 2013) A downtown subway station, bustling with Christmas shoppers, suddenly became a shooting gallery last night. The volley of gunfire left a man in hospital, TTC patrons stranded, and Toronto police officers being questioned. Candace Daniel reports.

TORONTO, Ontario – Ontario’s police watchdog says four officers are believed to have fired their guns in a police shooting inside a downtown Toronto subway station that sent a young man to hospital and commuters scrambling for safety.

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The Special Investigations Unit’s Carm Piro says a total of nine officers responded to an incident around 8 p.m. Friday at Queen Station after calls about a “suspicious person” on a subway train.

He says the person had a weapon, but wouldn’t elaborate.

Piro says it’s believed four of the officers discharged their weapons, sending an 18-year-old man to hospital where he was reportedly in stable condition.

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The SIU says the man’s his family isn’t consenting to his name being released.

Eyewitness Kevin Chan told reporters it was a frightening and chaotic scene onboard the subway train at the Queen station that serves the Eaton Centre shopping mall.

Full service on the Yonge subway line has resumed after it was closed Saturday morning for the investigation.

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