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B.C.’s police watchdog investigates Prince George shooting

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B.C.’s police watchdog has been called in to investigate the shooting of a suspect in Prince George.

RCMP said an officer was conducting an investigation near 15th Avenue and Victoria Street around 7 a.m. Monday when a physical altercation ensued with a male suspect.

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During the altercation, the officer discharged their weapon striking the man, RCMP said.

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Officers provided first aid to the suspect and notified emergency health services, according to RCMP. The man was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

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RCMP are not saying why they were initially called out to the area.

The Independent Investigations Office, a civilian-led body that responds to incidents of serious injury or death involving police officers, is looking into the shooting.

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