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08/03/2017 16:45 EDT | Updated 08/03/2017 18:00 EDT

Review to occur after B.C. Mountie shoots knife-wielding homeless camper

KELOWNA, B.C. — British Columbia's police watchdog has been called in after an officer shot a man at a homeless camp near Kelowna.

A statement from the RCMP says a Mountie was called in Thursday afternoon to help a city bylaw officer who was responding to a complaint.

The document says a man who was living in the camp approached with a knife while the officers attempted to de-escalate the situation.

Police say the RCMP officer eventually shot the man, who was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The Independent Investigation Office is a civilian oversight agency tasked with reviewing incidents involving on- or off-duty officers that result in serious harm or death.