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SIU investigating after police shooting injures man in Tilbury, Ont.

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The province’s police watchdog has launched an investigation after a man was injured in a police shooting in Tilbury, Ont.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says around 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Chatham-Kent police responded to a call about a man armed with guns at the intersection of Laurentia Drive and Rose Avenue in Tilbury.

Officers reportedly saw the man with a crowbar outside his residence on Laurentia Drive.

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Police reportedly used a stun gun but it was unsuccessful. An officer then discharged a firearm, the SIU says.

A 62-year-old man was taken to hospital after receiving first aid from officers.

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The extent of his injuries is unknown.

The SIU is asking anyone with further information to contact them at 1-800-787-8529.

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