Justin Trudeau issues statement on Gaza violence, Canadian injured

The Canadian government is currently in contact with Israeli officials after a Canadian citizen was caught up in the fire along the Gaza border.

Dr. Tarek Loubani was injured when he was shot in the leg while treating the wounded.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement today deploring the violence in Gaza and "the reported use of excessive force."

Trudeau says Canada is calling for "an immediate independent investigation" into the protests that have turned deadly.