05/13/2015 07:16 EDT | Updated 05/13/2016 05:59 EDT

IIO investigates police involved shooting in Burnaby

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is investigating after a man was reportedly shot by police in Burnaby, B.C.

The B.C. Ambulance Service confirms one patient was taken to hospital in critical condition from the 500 block of Clare Avenue a little before 2 a.m., Wednesday. 

Neighbour Bassem Tawfik said he was awoken by a gunshot and heard yelling in what he believed was Russian. Another neighbour, who wouldn't give his name, said he heard several shots and also heard yelling in what he believed was Russian.

Police tape cordoned off the entire block on Wednesday morning, while several items, including a chair and a pillow, were seen strewn across the road.

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