The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after a 29-year-old man was shot by police at the urgent care centre at Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie.


The incident took place just before 8 p.m.Friday night when Niagara Regional Police responded to a stabbing report where they discovered a 61-year-old man with knife wounds. Following the discovery, police say a 29-year-old man approached and interacted with officers and the man was shot.

Both of the injured men, the 29-year-old and the 61-year-old stabbing victim, were then transported over the Peace Bridge to Erie County Medical Centre in Buffalo for emergency treatment.

The urgent care centre in Fort Erie was closed and patients were redirected to the Niagara Falls hospital for a period of time.  The hospital has since re-opened as the investigation into the shooting continues.

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