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Nunavik Teen Shot By Quebec Police After 26-Hour Standoff

06/14/2015 12:08 EDT | Updated 06/14/2016 05:59 EDT
A 17-year-old youth is in hospital after being shot by Quebec provincial police following a 26-hour standoff in northern Quebec.

The incident began Friday night, when officers were called to the residence in Umiujaq on an assault call.

Police say the suspect fired at the officers, who were not hit.

The standoff that followed lasted more than a day, during which police say the suspect fired again on the officers.

The incident ended at 11:30 p.m. Saturday after police shot the suspect. Police say he was transported to hospital after being hit at least once in the upper body.

Police say his wounds are not life-threatening.

As in the case with any police shooting in Quebec, a second police force -- in this case the Montreal police -- have been called in to investigate.

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