SIU probes shooting involving police in Newmarket
Man shot by police, taken to hospital with serious injuries
A man is in hospital with serious injuries after he was shot during a confrontation with York Regional Police in Newmarket early Tuesday.
The shooting happened just after midnight as police responded to reports of a gunshot on Calgain Road, near Davis Drive and Lorne Avenue.
A news release issued by the York Regional Police on Tuesday says the man was advancing on officers while holding a handgun when he was shot.
The man was taken to a local hospital before he was transferred to Sunnybrook Hospital.
The province's Special Investigations Unit — which probes all police shootings — is investigating.
No police officers were injured in the incident.
Parvin Khazen, who lives near the site of the shooting, awoke to find a hole in her living room window and a bullet fragment lodged between its panes of glass.
She and her daughter just moved into the apartment last night.
"Believe me at the moment I am terrified," she told CBC News. "I don't know which environment I just moved in and I have a small kid.
And now Khazan’s daughter says she does not want to stay in that apartment.
“[Police] were confronted by a man with a handgun, this man advanced upon the officers and police discharged their firearms," a police spokesman said.
The SIU said that they are speaking with six officers, three of which are directly involved.