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Vancouver police officer, suspect injured in early-morning shooting

Vancouver police said an officer was also injured Tuesday morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A Vancouver police officer and a suspect were both sent to the hospital Tuesday morning following a shooting downtown.

Police were called around 5:30 a.m. to a building at Granville and Drake streets after receiving a report that a man was refusing to leave.

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A physical altercation broke out between the man and the responding officer, police said, and shots were fired by the officer.

The 25-year-old suspect was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and police said the officer suffered serious injuries.

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is now investigating the officer-involved shooting.

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The suspect has now been released from the hospital and back into police custody.

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