01/28/2012 12:05 EST | Updated 03/29/2012 05:12 EDT

Police watchdog investigates Brampton shooting

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a man was shot by a police officer in Brampton on Friday evening.

The SIU said in a news release that Peel Regional Police reported they had investigated a vehicle in a residential driveway on Velvet Grass Lane at about 6:50 p.m.

The male driver attempted to flee in the vehicle and a police officer fired his gun.

The man, who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his upper body, was taken to Brampton Civic Hospital.

In an unrelated investigation, the SIU is also looking into an incident Saturday morning involving the York Region Police.

A man was being pursued by police on Lennox Avenue near Major MacKenzie Drive and Yonge Street at about 7:30 a.m. There are few details, but the SIU was called when the man suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death or serious injury.