Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Toronto: Person Killed and Cop Shot During Drug Raid - More Violence in State's Pursuit of the Failed War on Drugs

Zoe McKnight Staff Reporter

A Peterborough police officer was shot multiple times in Lindsay, Ont. during the execution of a drug warrant.

Kawartha Lakes police said that around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, an officer was shot in a residential area near Georgian and Melbourne Sts. in Lindsay. People at the scene told local media that another person inside the Georgian St. house was shot and killed.

The officer was rushed to Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. By the time he was transferred, his condition was considered “guarded,” which is between critical and stable, a hospital official said.

Helicopter transport provider Ornge said its emergency crews airlifted a male in his late 30s to the Toronto Island airport. He was then transported to a trauma centre at St. Michael’s Hospital at around 2 p.m. Police presence downtown near Yonge and Queen Sts. has caused traffic and TTC delays.

A police convoy also escorted the victim’s family to hospital.

There is no further information on the extent of the injuries, or the circumstances surrounding the shooting. A police report said “the area has been cordoned off and there is no threat to the public.”

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating.

With files from

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