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Mountie shot by colleague's gun, police confirm

04/30/2012 02:59 EDT | Updated 06/30/2012 05:12 EDT

Police in Quebec confirmed the bullet that wounded a New Brunswick RCMP officer last week came from the gun of his colleague.

The incident near Campbellton occurred following a chase April 25, Sgt. Ronald McInnis of the Sûreté du Québec said.

The two officers were trying to stop a man who was wanted on a number of warrants.

The car they were pursuing crashed into a ditch and the driver was taken into custody.

McInnis would not release the names of the officers or say how the injured officer was shot.

The officer has been released from hospital, McInnis confirmed.

The RCMP asked the Sûreté du Québec to investigate the shooting because it involved two on-duty officers.

Police are awaiting some reports from the investigation and once complete, the file will be given to the Crown in New Brunswick for review, McInnis said.

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