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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Man Shot by Police in Whitechurch Traffic Stop

Whitechurch | by Matt Hermiz  

SIU investigating incident

A police-involved shooting in Whitechurch early this morning is under investigation by the province's Special Investigation Unit.

The SIU says shortly after midnight, a Wingham OPP officer stopped a vehicle on Whitechurch Street.

A 30-year-old male passenger exited the vehicle, but the driver did not and took off.

According to an SIU release the 30-year-old man was shot by the officer.

Provincial Police say one officer and one suspect attended a local hospital where they were both treated and later released with non-life threatening injuries.

OPP say two men have since been taken into custody.

Police says a portion Whitechurch Street between Highway 86 and South Kinloss Avenue will remain closed this evening for the investigation. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. 

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