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SIU Investigating Shooting Injury in Toronto

Case Number: 13-TFI-106   

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Mississauga (25 April, 2013) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting injury sustained by a 23-year-old male shortly after midnight in Toronto.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
• At approximately 12:15 a.m. on April 25, 2013, Toronto Police Service Emergency Task Force officers were executing a search warrant at a residence on Wainfleet Drive;
• There was an interaction between a male and officers. A firearm discharged, striking the male in the lower leg;
• He was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.

The SIU has assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-2293.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342