Update: Officer-involved shooting in New Glasgow last night

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The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) is now involved after an officer-involved shooting on Washington Street.

Last night at approximately 10 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to an area on Washington Street and officers were involved in an incident involving the Criminal Code of Canada, not a weapons call as was previously indicated.

The investigation is in the preliminary stages.

As police arrived on Washington Street, they located the man, a 25-year-old from Pictou County. During this time, it is believed that one officer discharged a firearm.

Emergency Health Services attended and the man was transported to Aberdeen Hospital and later to Halifax Queen Elizabeth Health Science Centre. No one else was injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) independently investigates all serious incidents which arise from the actions of police in Nova Scotia. There does not have to be an allegation of wrongdoing.

Given the matter is now being investigated by SiRT, further information will be released as additional Information becomes available.

Felix Cacchione, director of SiRT, said this morning that an investigator is still on scene and he had yet to be briefed on the incident.