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Police officer killed in shooting incident near Barrie, Ont., sources say


A police officer has been killed and another has been wounded after a shooting in Innisfil, Ont., sources tell Global News.

According to the sources, police attended a call on Tuesday evening at a residence when shots were fired. At least two officers were struck by bullets.

South Simcoe Police issued a statement shortly before 11 p.m., confirming the province’s police watchdog was investigating.

“The province’s Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate following a serious incident in Innisfil,” the statement said. “As a result, the South Simcoe Police Service is unable to comment.”

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A large police presence was seen on Somers Boulevard, near 25th Side Road and Happy Vale Drive.

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Former South Simcoe Police Chief Andrew Fletcher tweeted that there was an “ongoing incident in @SouthSimcoePS tonight,” and asked for the public to “please pray for all those involved.”

This is a developing story.

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