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Police-involved shooting in Barriere leaves one man injured: B.C. RCMP

BARRIÈRE, B.C. — RCMP in British Columbia say a man was shot and injured during a confrontation with police in Barriere on Friday night.
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The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., Friday, April 13, 2018. RCMP in British Columbia say a man was shot and injured during a confrontation with Barriere police Friday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BARRIÈRE, B.C. — RCMP in British Columbia say a man was shot and injured during a confrontation with police in Barriere on Friday night.

The Mounties issued a statement saying officers responded to a report that a man had been dropped off on the side of Highway 5 and "picked up what appeared to be a weapon."

They say an altercation then ensued between the man and officers.

RCMP say the man was shot by police, while officers were not injured.

Police say they started first aid for the man until paramedics arrived and brought him to a hospital.

A team from the Independent Investigations Office is now looking into police actions in the incident.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 21, 2022.

The Canadian Press