Monday, July 22, 2024

Man shot by police after early morning incident at Royal Jubilee Hospital

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The entrance to the Royal Jubilee Hospital remains closed Monday morning following a police-related shooting at the facility.

Sources tell Victoria Buzz a man entered the hospital with a knife to his throat and was threatening people.

The source tells Victoria Buzz a taser was used on the man, however, it was not effective and the man charged at police officers.

In a tweet, VicPD confirms one man was shot by officers shortly after 5:30 a.m. after they were alerted of a man with a weapon.

“Officers were alerted to a man armed with a weapon. CEW was deployed, but ineffective. Officer fired a pistol, striking the man,” VicPD said in their Tweet.

According to VicPD, the man remains in hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, and the officers present during the incident were not physically injured.

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) has been notified and will be conducting an independent investigation.

The IIO is asking anyone with information regarding the incident to please contact their witness line at 1-855-446-8477 or provide information online at iiobc.ca.

The Victoria police major crimes unit is also investigating.

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