After shots were fired by an OPP officer on Thursday afternoon near Lindsay, Ontario, an Ontario baby has been pronounced dead.
OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique took to his Twitter to address the incident on Thursday evening.
The SIU is now investigating the incident, which saw the father of the baby shot as well.
As a result of a tragic incident today, one child is dead and two others significantly injured. I ask that… https://t.co/Tu9hebMVb7— Thomas Carrique (@Thomas Carrique)1606428225.0
An OPP officer involved in the incident also obtained serious injuries.
According to CTV Toronto, the father had been reported for abducting the baby boy, initially prompting police to respond.
SIU spokesperson Monica Hudon is saying it's too early in the investigation to know why the officers fired shots, CTV reports.
The investigation is ongoing and both the OPP and SIU have said to expect further information to be released.