Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Ucluelet.
Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on May 8, 2021 at approximately 5:15 p.m., police responded to a residence in the 600-block of Albert Road after receiving a report of a disturbance and a man requiring medical attention. When officers arrived, a man and woman were located, and the woman was found reportedly in possession of a weapon.
Police fired shots, and the woman sustained serious gunshot injuries. Both the man and woman were transported to a hospital for treatment.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information to please contact the IIO on the witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.
The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.