IIO BC investigating after man in Mission allegedly shoots himself

THE BC RCMP announced on Monday that they have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Mission where a man suffered self-inflicted wounds while in the presence of police.

On June 27, at approximately 10 a.m., Mission RCMP received a complaint regarding a woman screaming at a residence. When officers arrived a woman, who appeared injured, answered the door and indicated that there was a man who was known to her in the home.

During the course of searching the two-storey home, officers reportedly heard a gunshot and located the injured man with what appeared to be a self-inflicted injury and a weapon.

Emergency Health Services were called and the man was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The IIO BC will be investigating the incident in an effort to determine whether police actions contributed to his injuries.

For more information about the IIO BC, visit www.iiobc.ca .