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Man arrested following police-involved shooting in Vancouver

Bizarre chain of events lead to police-involved shooting in Vancouver
WATCH: An investigation is underway into a police shooting in East Vancouver Tuesday afternoon. As Jill Bennett reports, the bizarre chain of events began with a car fire - and ended with a man in hospital.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and sent to hospital following a police-involved shooting on Hastings near Cassiar Street Tuesday afternoon.

Vancouver Police say officers were responding to a call in the area when they were told of a car fire.

Witnesses told Global News they saw a vehicle with a Quebec licence plate on fire in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant in the area.

Police say officers tried to keep the public away from the fire when they were confronted by a man with a knife. According to police, “the man allegedly came at the officers and shots were fired.”

Raw video: Car on fire during police incident on Hastings Street

Raw: Car on fire during police incident on Hastings Street
Raw: Car on fire during police incident on Hastings Street

Police say the man suffered a gunshot wound and number of stab wounds that were likely self-inflicted.

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The suspect was transported to hospital where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

WATCH: Jill Bennett reports from the scene.
Police-involved shooting leaves one man wounded
Police-involved shooting leaves one man wounded

Police are expected to be in the area for several hours.

The Independent Investigations Office has been deployed to investigate.

PHOTO: The moment of police take down. Photo courtesy: Craig Noordmans

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