Four cops may have shot at teen on subway

Forensics investigators enter Queen subway station on Dec. 14, 2013. (Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

Forensics investigators enter Queen subway station on Dec. 14, 2013. (Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

Chris Doucette, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:30 PM ET

TORONTO -- Up to four Toronto cops may have fired as many as a dozen bullets at a gun-wielding teenager on a subway car Friday night.

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit, which probes any serious injury or death involving cops, says the teen was shot around 8 p.m. in "an interaction with police" on a subway car that was stopped at Queen station.

But the 18-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, is expected to survive.

"At this time we have designated four subjects officers and five witness officers in relation to this incident," SIU spokesman Jasbir Brar said Saturday.

While four officers apparently pulled the trigger on their service firearms, SIU investigators will have to wait for results of forensic tests to determine who actually shot the teen.

The confrontation between police and the young man armed with a handgun sparked chaos in the downtown subway station as TTC riders ran from the train to distance themselves from the danger.

Many of those commuters took to Twitter to share their experience as soon as they were out of harm's way.

"Yes, (I) was on the same train while officers told him to put up his hands where they can see them," Jessica Wong tweeted an hour after the shooting. "That's when we had to clear out."


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