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Man in critical condition after early-morning shootout with Montreal police

December 31, 2016 - 8:01 AM

MONTREAL - A man is in critical condition after being struck with at least one bullet during an early-morning confrontation with Montreal police.

The province's police oversight agency says officers were called to intervene in a fight outside a bar at about 3 a.m. Saturday.

According to preliminary information, investigators believe the officers pursued the man when they saw he was carrying a gun.

They say the suspect turned and shot in the direction of the officers, who returned fire.

The independent investigations agency is called to investigate when a civilian is killed or injured during a police intervention. Provincial police were also on site Saturday morning to provide support.

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