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SQ shoots man during domestic dispute call in Laurentians

11/24/2013 09:49 EST | Updated 01/24/2014 05:59 EST
Montreal police have taken over the investigation of a police shooting that happened last night in Sainte-Sophie in the MRC of Rivière-du-Nord in the Laurentians after a Quebec provincial police officer shot a man twice.

A pair of Sûreté duQuébec officers were called to a home on Mongrain Street at 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

“A suspect was waiting for them with a shotgun. When police officers saw this, one of the police officers shot in the direction of the suspect,” said Const. Simon Delorme with the Montreal police.

The man was shot twice — once in the upper body and once in his buttocks.

Delorme said the man was not critically wounded, and police hope to question him this morning.

Delorme said police are still investigating the nature of the dispute that led to the SQ being called to the home.

The man may still face charges related to the incident.

Delorme said there were two children and a woman in the house at the time of the shooting. They were not injured.

The incident is being investigated by the Montreal police force, as under Quebec's public security act, any time an officer discharges a firearm, it must be investigated by an outside force to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

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