Regina resident reports hearing gunshots during police operation on Garry Street


The Regina Police Service (RPS) has released very few details about a shooting involving the service’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

The “serious incident” was first reported on Sunday – RPS said it was an investigation into an incident that occurred in the afternoon in the 1100 block of Garry Street.

In images and video sent to CTV News, RPS officers and response team members can be seen surrounding a single home on the east side of the street.

Police vehicles were still in the area around 6 p.m. on Sunday, and barrier tape and cones blocked access to a large portion of the road in west Regina.

A resident of the area told CTV News she heard gunshots and saw members of the response team leaving the house and carrying a man back behind police vehicles.

“They brought him out and he was on the ground. Then the SWAT team came back a few more times,” Tyra Gray recalled.

Regina Police have asked the Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) to investigate the incident.

Civil society organization investigations are necessary when a person is seriously injured or dies while in police custody or as a result of the actions of a police officer.

In an emailed response to CTV News, SIRT said it is working to release more information about the incident “in the near future.”

The organization expects to provide an update by Tuesday, May 21.