Officials say a person has been taken to hospital in serious condition after a shooting during a “police interaction” at the Toronto-Vaughan border Tuesday evening.
York Regional Police told Global News officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area of Islington Avenue and Steeles Avenue West at around 8:20 p.m.
A spokesperson said there was a “police interaction.”
York Paramedics told Global News a patient was subsequently taken to a trauma centre. A police spokesperson also said an officer was taken to hospital as a precaution.
The exact circumstances of the shooting and the nature of the officer’s injuries were unclear as of Tuesday evening.
Police also said a second person was taken into custody.
More to come.
ROAD CLOSED – Steeles & Islington
Intersection shut down for police investigation
Please avoid the area
— York Regional Police (@YRP) August 14, 2019
ASSIST OTHER SERVICE:
Steeles Av + Islington Av
– Officers assisting York Regional Police with investigation
– Incident on boarder between jurisdictions
– Road closures in the area
– Consider alternate routes#GO1537612
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) August 14, 2019