The special investigations unit (SIU) is investigating a shooting last night involving an officer with the Greater Sudbury Police Service.
According to a news release from the SIU, an officer stopped a vehicle in the area of Kathleen Street on Oct. 15 around 11 p.m. The officer fired his weapon at the driver of the vehicle after an “interaction” occurred between the man and the officer, the release stated.
The 34-year-old driver was struck in the shoulder by the bullet, subsequently arrested and transported to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury.
What led to the shooting has not been released. Monica Hudon, a spokesperson with the SIU, said the circumstances of the incident form part of the investigation. More information will be released when the SIU's work is complete.
"It's hard to say how long the investigation will take," Hudon said.
Five SIU investigators have been assigned to the case and two forensic investigators are tasked with probing the circumstances of the incident.
The SIU is encouraging anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigators at 1-800-787-8529 extension 2038.