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Shots fired in a police operation at the Elmvale shopping center

One person is in a critical state of shooting wounds and a police officer suffered minor injuries after confrontation Thursday morning at the Elmvale Acres shopping center on St. Laurent Boulevard.

The debtors said that the civilian victim, whose age and gender was not immediately available, was in a critical condition with injuries described as life-threatening.

No additional information was provided on the victim's police officer.

Police responded to Elmvale Acres shopping center on St. Laurent Boulevard shortly before. At 8:00 am, after receiving a message, a man who was dressed in black came to the mall with a knife in his hand.

A large area was located in the shopping center near the Loblaw store and the branch of the RBC bank at the western end of the capital.

Approved reports at the scene showed that the victim was shot in the leg and shoulder area.

Yvan Simard, a janitor working in the region, said he saw police officers carrying a 30-year-old black man's CPR while paramedics arrived.

The officials were blocking the road around the shopping center south of Smyth Road, and OC Transpo shut down the nearby Elmvale station 'until further notice'.

Google map of the "elmvale" shopping center

A city police representative could not confirm whether it was a suspect or a police shooter. No arrests were made.

Const. Chuck Benoit said there was no permanent threat to public security.

The Provincial Special Investigation Division, which is responsible for all police-related shooting investigations, has used its powers in this case, the police said.

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