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Shots fired in Richmond police incident

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:52 PDT, Tue October 5, 2021

A police incident closed a Richmond street this afternoon, and the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is looking for witnesses.

Richmond RCMP responded to calls about a man with a weapon in the 7300 block of Turnill Street (near Garden City and Granville roads) around 1:15 p.m. Officers found a man who matched the description, and cordoned off the area. They began to engage with the man, and shots were fired by police.

Police provided medical assistance and emergency health services was called to the scene. The man was transported to hospital in serious condition.

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is investigating the incident and the actions of the police officers. The area has been closed off. Witnesses are encouraged to contact the IIO; its toll-free witness number is 1-855-446-8477.

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