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‘They ended up shooting at the house’: Neighbour recounts serious incident in Regina over weekend

Police in Regina have asked the Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) to investigate what police are calling a “serious incident” on Sunday.

According to a release, the incident occurred in the 1100 block of Garry Street and involved the Regina Police Services (RPS) special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team.

Neighbourhood resident Tyra Gray said she was coming home from the store when she noticed an increased police presence on her block. A police officer approached Gray and informed her that she was going to be “in the line of fire” and was asked to move.

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“Shortly after, they ended up shooting at the house while there’s a bunch of us on the road,” Gray told Global News. “Then SWAT went inside, (dragged) some guy out and laid him on the ground.”

Garry Street is in the Rosemont neighbourhood. Gray has been a Rosemont resident for about a month now and described the area as a nice and quiet place.

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Doug Turnbull, who lives on the Garry Street block, said he heard shots, which he initially mistook for a vehicle backfiring.

Turnbull later saw a SWAT vehicle on a lawn, he told The Canadian Press, and a body on the street covered with a blanket.

Neither RPS nor the Saskatchewan SIRT would comment on whether anyone was hurt or killed in the incident. A spokesman for SIRT said more details may come Tuesday, according to The Canadian Press.

Global News will provide more information as it becomes available.

— with files from The Canadian Press

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