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Manitoba’s police watchdog investigates shooting west of Polo Park in Winnipeg

Officer-involved shooting on Dec. 3. Viewer submitted photo

Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened west of Polo Park on Saturday evening.

Police say it occurred at 7:30 p.m. while conducting a traffic stop at Portage Avenue and Bourkevale Drive.

During the stop, an officer discharged a firearm striking the man behind the wheel, police say.

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Officers provided immediate emergency medical care. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is continuing the investigation.

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