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Man shot and injured during police ‘interaction’ in Barriere, B.C. – BC



A person was shot and injured by Mounties within the central B.C. district municipality of Barriere on Friday.

Police stated they had been known as to the 2900-block of Highway 5 earlier than 10 p.m. in response to a report {that a} man had been dropped off on the aspect of the highway and had picked up what appeared like a weapon.

In a Saturday information launch, the Mounties stated they discovered the person and an “interplay occurred,” throughout which officers fired their weapons. The police had been unhurt and administered first support to the person till paramedics arrived and introduced him to the hospital.

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The incident has been referred to the Impartial Investigations Workplace of B.C., which is able to examine police conduct all through the interplay.

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“Because the matter is now beneath investigation by the IIO BC, no additional info will likely be launched by police,” learn the Saturday information launch.

The Mounties, in the meantime, are persevering with a prison code investigation in relation to the Friday incident.

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