Man shot following alleged carjacking near Creston

One man is recovering in hospital and the B.C.'s civilian police watchdog is investigating after a police shooting near Cranbrook in the province's southern Interior.

Independent Investigations Office called into investigate RCMP shooting

One man is recovering in hospital and the B.C.'s civilian police watchdog is investigating after a police shooting near Cranbrook in the province's southern Interior.

A Cranbrook RCMP officer fired at least one shot last night as he stopped an SUV believed to have been involved in a car jacking earlier in the day in the Creston-area.

Police say a man in the suspect vehicle was hit, but is expected to pull through, while a woman in the car was not hurt.

The matter has now been turned over to B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office — the third case for the newly launched agency tasked with probing police-related incidents involving death or serious harm.

Earlier, police indicated the shooting took place in Yahk, but later confirmed it was near Cranbrook.