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Peel Region Police Officer, Civilian Shot In Brampton, Ontario

10/17/2015 03:19 EDT | Updated 10/17/2016 05:12 EDT
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BRAMPTON, Ont. — Peel Region police say three people are in custody after a police officer was shot Friday night in Brampton, Ont.

Police say they're still looking for a fourth suspect in the shooting that landed a police officer and a civilian in hospital.

Spokesman Const. Thomas Ruttan said the officer was on a premise check call at around 10:20 p.m. Friday when he was fired upon in his cruiser.

The officer was hit by a single shot but was able to drive away from the scene and was in a local hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition.

Ruttan described the officer's wound as non-life-threatening. He said a male civilian who was shot at the scene prior to the officer's arrival was taken to a trauma centre in critical condition.

Police are searching for a male suspect considered to be armed and dangerous.