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Nunavik teen in hospital after being shot by police at end of 26-hour standoff

06/14/2015 09:51 EDT | Updated 06/14/2016 05:59 EDT
Investigators with the Montreal police have been called in to investigate a Quebec provincial police shooting during a 26-hour standoff with a 17-year-old youth in northern Quebec.

Const. Emran Abdullah of Montreal police said the youth was shot in the upper body by Sûreté du Québec officers late Saturday night. His life is not in danger.

The shooting was the culmination of a standoff that began around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, when the police arrived at a home in Umiujaq, Nunavik, responding to a domestic violence call.

When officers arrived, the youth shot at them and then barricaded himself in the house.

Abdullah said the standoff continued for more than 24 hours. A tactical team with the provincial police was also called in as backup.

As is standard protocol in Quebec when anyone is hurt or killed during a police operation, another police force has to be called in to investigate the incident.

In this case, Montreal police are investigating the shooting because it involves the SQ.

The team of investigators is scheduled to arrive in Umiujaq just after noon on Sunday.

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