A heavy police Wednesday after a shooting in downtown Saskatoon.
In their latest update, police say they don’t know who fired the gunshots, but confirm one man was taken to hospital.
Police said they received an initial report of a man who had just broken the window of a vehicle in the 200 block of 4th Avenue shortly after 3 pm. While there are few details at this time, officials said there is no threat to public safety.
Witnesses told 650 CKOM they heard gunshots in the area. There are also reports of people being unable to leave businesses included in the taped off area.
Police said as of 4:30 p.m., they did not have anyone in custody in relation to the incident.
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As of 3:45 p.m., 4th Avenue South was closed to traffic between 20th and 21st streets, along with the stretch of Spadina Crescent outside the Court of Queen’s Bench.
Video sent to 650 CKOM shows what appears to be a group of officers surrounding a man outside the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT). The sound of apparent gunshots can be heard on tape.
A second video sent to the CKOM newsroom shows the shooting from a different angle.
WARNING: This video contains profanity.
650 CKOM heard from witnesses including one who said a bullet went through an office window in a building at the corner of Spadina Crescent East and 20th Street East near Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Another witness, Wayne Ermine, was at SIIT when he hear gun shots and turned to see what was happening.
“A boy went running into the church beside the Radisson (hotel) and after that several gunshots were fired, by whom I do not know,” Ermine said.
As of 7:30 p.m. traffic restrictions remain in place while police continue to investigate.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.