10/17/2014 08:35 EDT | Updated 12/17/2014 05:59 EST

Ontario Police Watchdog Probes Shooting In Oakville

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A man has died in a police shooting at an Oakville, Ont., hotel on Friday morning, an incident which is now under investigation by the Special Investigations Unit.

It happened at the Monte Carlo Inn, located at the QEW and Trafalgar Road.

A guest of the hotel told CBC News he heard three loud bangs inside the hotel at around 5:30 a.m., then later heard there had been a shooting.

The SIU issued a news release on Friday, indicating that police had been called to the hotel and that there was "an interaction" between officers and a 41-year-old man.

"An officer discharged his firearm and the man was struck," the release said.

The man was transported to a Hamilton hospital where he later died.

Ten investigators are involved in the SIU probe.

The SIU investigates all incidents involving police in which a person is killed or seriously injured, or when allegations of sexual assault are raised.


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