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Police surround bank after robbery call, shooting

Police have surrounded a bank in near The Queensway and Kipling Avenue after an apparent robbery attempt sent a man to hospital.

Police said shortly before 8 a.m. they were responding to a robbery call in that area and, minutes later, said one person was in custody and the Special Investigations Unit had been called.

Paramedics told CBC News a man in his 30s had been rushed from the area to a trauma centre with gunshot wounds.

But by 10:30 a.m. the scene was still active. Police snipers were seen taking aim at the TD Canada Trust and the canine unit was also on the scene.

It is not known if anyone is in the bank.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called in. The SIU investigates whenever a person is killed or seriously injured, or in cases of alleged sexual misconduct, involving police.

The intersection is closed and the TTC is diverting its 44 Kipling South and 80 Queensway routes.


Police on the scene of a police-involved shooting near The Queensway and Kipling Avenue on Feb. 20, 2016. (Turgut Yeter/CBC)

CBC | Toronto News

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