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DRYDEN, Ont. — Ontario’s police watchdog says it’s investigating the death of a 24-year-old Vancouver man in northwestern Ontario.

The Special Investigations Unit says provincial police began a missing person’s investigation on Sept. 12 after finding an abandoned car parked by tracks near Dryden.

The car was traced to a man the OPP eventually identified as Nazariy Geletiy of Vancouver.

The SIU says officers found Geletiy in a wooded area near Machin, Ont, on Saturday, at which point an interaction took place and he sustained a gunshot wound.

He was taken to hospital, but died on Sunday afternoon.

The SIU investigates all incidents involving police in which someone is killed, injured or accused of sexual assault.