UPDATE: One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting near Mayfair Shopping Centre this morning.
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) will be conducting an independent investigation. Click here for the full story.
A section of Douglas Street near Mayfair Shopping Centre is closed Sunday following a police incident.
In a tweet, Saanich Police said officers were attempting to “de-escalate and negotiate with a person in crisis.”
The incident occurred on Douglas Street between Tolmie Avenue and Finlayson Street and the area remains closed while officers investigate.
Witnesses say a man was being treated by paramedics after hearing what they described as sounding like gun shots.
Photos from the scene show an object covered by a white tarp.
The area where the incident occurred is on the border of the Saanich and Victoria municipality and is now being investigated by VicPD.
Photos from the scene shows the incident came to an end near the Island Savings on the corner of Douglas and Tolmie.
This has transitioned to a VicPD police incident, in coordination with @SaanichPolice. Officers remain on scene at Douglas St & Tolmie Ave. #yyjtraffic will be disrupted in the area. Updates to follow here. #yyj https://t.co/ettOywxQqD
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) September 12, 2021
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIOBC) have confirmed to Victoria Buzz that they are involved in the investigation but could not release any other details at this time.
More to come.