A man is in hospital after he was shot by police at a busy Scarborough shopping mall on Thursday afternoon.
It happened outside a Wal-Mart store at the Agincourt Mall, at Sheppard Avenue and Kennedy Road, shortly before 5 p.m.
“There was an interaction between the police and the man resulting in the man being shot,” Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit said in a statement.
The SIU, which probes police-related incidents involving death, serious injury and allegations of sexual assault, is investigating the shooting.
Paramedics arrived on scene moments later, finding the man in life-threatening condition, suffering from two gunshot wounds to his abdomen. He was rushed to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with a police escort.
A Walmart employee, who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisal, told the Star the man was a store employee.
The man was behind the store, near the loading dock area south of Bonis Ave., when the shooting took place, the worker said. The employee was told by a store manager that the man was on his break when the gunfire rang out.