B.C.'s police watchdog is looking into a shooting involving police in the Okanagan.

The Independent Investigation Office says a Summerland RCMP officer tried to pull over a vehicle that headed down a dead-end road early Saturday morning.

It says there was situation that led to police shots being fired.

The suspected vehicle fled the area and the police officer was not injured in the confrontation.

The agency says police have indicated that a man with a gunshot wound who may be connected with the incident checked into a local hospital several hours later.

The Independent Investigation Office is automatically called when police actions result in death or serious injury.