Taxi driver shot after running over police officer in Hochelaga

Several police officers and a taxi driver are in hospital following an incident that occurred in Hochelaga Saturday night.

The taxi driver ran over a female officer after he had been pulled over near the corner of Hochelaga and Wurtele just before 11:30. That led other officers to open fire on the vehicle, striking the driver at least once with a gunshot.

The driver and four police officers were all taken to hospital. The officer who was struck by the vehicle is expected to recover from her injuries.

Hochelaga was closed in both directions between Wurtele and Préfontaine for several hours.

The Bureau des Enquêtes Indépendantes that oversees incidents involving police is taking over the investigation.