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York police, SIU both investigating Vaughan shooting

The altercation between police and occupants of a vehicle suspected to be stolen resulted in three taken to hospital
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The Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate in connection with a police-involved shooting that occurred when York Regional Police officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area of Steeles Avenue East and Islington Avenue in the City of Vaughan.

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2019, shortly after 8 p.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle that was suspected to be stolen on Steeles Avenue East, west of Islington Avenue.

An altercation occurred with police and the occupants of the vehicle. The male occupant of the vehicle was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries. The female occupant of the vehicle was taken to hospital as a precaution. An officer was also taken to hospital as a precaution but has since been released.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is now conducting an investigation into the incident. York Regional Police is conducting its own parallel investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Special Investigations Unit lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. Investigators are also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.