Ontario’s provincial watchdog is investigating after they say a man was shot by police in Scarborough Thursday evening.
Officers responded to a shooting in the parking lot of Church’s Chicken, around Midland Avenue and Eglinton Avenue area, just after 8 p.m. after several people reported hearing multiple gunshots, cars driving away, and screaming.
Upon arrival, police found a man who was shot, and officers came across a “vehicle of interest,” when police tried to block the vehicle, it rammed into the police cruisers.
Two suspects have been arrested. A 31-year-old man has been taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and two police officers were taken to hospital for treatment of injuries.
The SIU has invoked its mandate and the investigation is ongoing.
News release regarding SIU investigation into Scarborough shooting https://t.co/dIb7VfA33i
— SIU (@SIUOntario) January 15, 2021
This incident occurred in the same area where an American man was stabbed and killed the night before, marking Toronto’s first homicide of 2021.
The SIU is now asking anyone who may have information, including video evidence, related to this incident to come forward.
Midland Ave & Eglinton Ave E
– police o/s
– confirmed shooting
– officers have an individual suffering from a gunshot wound
– officers have 2 people in custody
– ongoing investigation#GO87662
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) January 15, 2021