Police officer shot following foot chase in downtown Montreal on Wednesday – Montreal

A police officer was sent to hospital after being shot while pursuing a suspect in downtown Montreal late Wednesday night.

Just before midnight Wednesday, police responded to a 911 call reporting a man with a gun walking down Sainte-Catherine Street West near Saint-Mathieu Street.

Following a brief foot chase, one or more shots were fired in the direction of the police, hitting one of the officers in the lower body.

A short time later the suspect was located and subdued in the same area, near the intersection of René-Lévesque Boulevard West and Hope Avenue.

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The officers discovered that the individual had also been shot, but according to preliminary investigators, no police firearm was discharged in the pursuit.

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Both the injured officer and the suspect were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Psychological aid was deployed to support the police officers at the scene.

The investigation has been turned over to the independent investigative bureau.

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