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SIU investigates shooting death in North York

TORONTO – The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a man in his 20s died following an apparent police shooting in North York.

The shooting happened shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday at a Burger King restaurant on Wilson Avenue near Keele Street.

Workers at the plaza said two unmarked police vehicles boxed in a silver Pontiac Sunfire at the Burger King drive-thru.

In a release, the SIU said Toronto police were on the scene to make an arrest. An altercation ensued between police and the man, and he sustained a gunshot wound a short time later.

The man was later pronounced dead in hospital.

It appears this arrest may have been part of an ongoing undercover investigation by Toronto police, although that has not been confirmed by police.

The shooting occurred as police attempted to arrest the man inside the vehicle as he was entering the drive-thru.

The SIU confirmed at least one shot was fired.

It’s believed the shot was fired by an undercover officer, hitting the victim in the head.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact police.

The SIU is notified whenever there is a situation involving police and civilians that results in a death, serious injury, or allegations of sexual assault.