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Distraught man shot by cop

A man in Vancouver was rushed to hospital in critical condition after being shot by police on Saturday.

Vancouver police officers were confronted by the man, who was reportedly in a distraught state and approached the officers with a weapon.

"Police officers attempted to negotiate with the man and used less-lethal options to disarm him but subsequently shot the man," the Vancouver Police Department said in a press release.

The shooting incident occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m., near West 18th Avenue and Manitoba Street.

The officers were not injured.

B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office is currently investigating.



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