An internal investigation has been launched after a Yellowknife RCMP officer shot and injured an “aggressive” dog on Wednesday, say police.

The Mountie “discharged his firearm” at the dog around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to a news release issued by police late Wednesday afternoon.

The dog was injured and taken to a local veterinarian for treatment, stated spokesperson Marie York-Condon. There’s no word yet on the current state of the injured animal.

Multiple officers were involved in the incident, wrote York-Condon. None of them sustained injuries.

No details have been released about the location of the shooting or the circumstances surrounding it.

The early stages of an in-house RCMP investigation are now underway, say police.

Yellowknife RCMP General Investigative Services, NWT RCMP Forensic Services and additional police officers are assisting with the investigation.

Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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