SIU Investigates Shooting in Toronto



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 16 /CNW/ - Four investigators and three forensic
investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the
circumstances surrounding the gunshot injury sustained by a 17-year-old male
at a Toronto shopping mall this afternoon.
    The Toronto Police Service (TPS) contacted the SIU today at 3:28 p.m. TPS
reported that at 12:59 p.m. one of their officers responded to a call at
Yorkdale Mall to assist two members of the mall security. A male was
subsequently located and arrested. During the arrest a firearm the male had in
his possession discharged. The bullet struck one of the mall security
personnel. The security member who was wearing body armour sustained no
injuries.
    The male was taken to 32 Division TPS for processing. Once at the police
station it was discovered that the male had a gunshot wound to his leg. The
male was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital for treatment.

    The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries
(including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police.
Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is
mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an
officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where
warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid
against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to
the Attorney General.





For further information:

For further information: Frank Phillips, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou
1-800-787-8529

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