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Suspect dead, police officer injured in Brampton courthouse shooting

Ontario's police watchdog confirms a man is dead following a shooting at a Toronto-area courthouse which also sent an officer to hospital.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says a man entered the Brampton courthouse at 11 a.m. Friday and discharged a firearm, "reportedly injuring" a Peel Regional Police officer.

The SIU says during the interaction, an officer discharged his firearm and the man was struck; he has since been pronounced dead.

The injured officer has been taken to nearby Sunnybrook Hospital which reportedly has specialized services for treating gunshot wounds.

People inside the courthouse have told CTV News they heard between two and three shots.

Police sealed off the perimeter of the large courthouse and parking lot as dozens of officers in cruisers and ambulances responded to the scene.

Peel Regional Police Const. Fiona Thivierge says the shooting occurred within the courthouse, but adds that, since the SIU has been called in, police are not allowed to provide any more information.

The SIU investigates when police officers are involved in incidents where someone has been seriously injured, dies or alleges sexual assault.

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