07/25/2015 08:30 EDT | Updated 07/25/2016 05:59 EDT

SIU investigating downtown Toronto police shooting

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is investigating the shooting of a man early Saturday morning by Toronto Police on Peter Street.

Toronto's Paramedic Services tell CBC they responded to a gunshot call at 3:05 a.m. near John Street and Peter Street.   A man was transported to St. Michael's hospital in life-threatening condition. 

The SIU is called in when police officers in Ontario are involved in incidents where someone has been seriously injured or died.