The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been assigned to a case after a woman and two children were taken to hospital and a male was arrested in Mississauga on Monday.
Peel Regional Police were called to the Erin Mills neighbourhood at Southampton Drive and Eglinton Avenue for reports of a domestic dispute at 10 a.m.
They found a woman outside with apparent signs of trauma and an injured child.
The woman is recovering from life-threatening injuries at a trauma centre, while an 11-year-old was taken to a local hospital.
In an update from police, they said that the 11-year-old has since been transported to a trauma centre with serious, non-life-threatening injuries but is in stable condition.
A second child, a 2-year-old, was also taken to the hospital as a precaution but was not physically injured. Police have released no further details about what caused their injuries.
A 47-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene. The SIU was called in as police discharged a firearm, and the man is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The SIU says the man was naked and wielding a knife and hammer during the interaction with the police. It’s not believed a bullet struck the man.
Peel police Const. Heather Cannon said investigators could also not disclose the nature of the relationship between the man arrested and the victims. No charges have been laid at this point.
Three investigators with the SIU have been assigned to the case.
The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person.