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Watchdog investigates police-involved shooting in Richmond, B.C.

Yellow tape surrounds the scene of a police-involved shooting in Richmond, B.C. Global News

British Columbia’s police watchdog has been called to Richmond following a police-involved shooting on Tuesday afternoon.

RCMP say officers arrived at the 7300-block of Turnill St. after 1 p.m. following reports of a man with a weapon.

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Officers located a man matching the description of the suspect and started to cordon off the area.

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“Police officers began to engage with the individual and shots were fired by police,” RCMP said in a statement.

The man was rushed to hospital in serious condition.

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The Independent Investigations Office of BC, which probes police-related incidents involving death or serious harm, has taken over the investigation.

Witnesses are asked to contact IIO BC investigators.

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