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Man shot at busy Toronto subway station

English.news.cn   2013-12-15 01:39:46            

TORONTO, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- A Toronto man has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds after a "police- involved shooting" on a busy subway platform in the downtown of the biggest Canadian city, authorities said on Saturday.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said it was called in after a man in his 20s was shot Friday night at Queen Street Station and was rushed to hospital after 8 p.m. local time in life- threatening condition.

The police were investigating a man on a subway car when there was an interaction between the man and the police, the SIU, an arm 's length agency, said in a press release.

The man was subsequently taken to hospital with gunshot wounds and was now in stable condition on Saturday morning, said the SIU, which is called in whenever police are involved in cases that lead to death, serious injury or face allegations of sexual assault.

The SIU has assigned nine investigators and four forensic investigators to the case.

Witnesses said several shots were fired after police ordered a man to drop a weapon, local media reported. These reports have not been confirmed by the police or the SIU.

The subway service was partially shut down till Saturday noon.

Toronto police were also involved in a shooting earlier this year, when an officer shot dead a boy on a streetcar.

Editor: yan
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