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Police tape is shown in this April 30, 2014 file photo.

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Police say three people are in custody after a police officer was shot Friday night in Brampton, Ont.

Peel Region police are asking the public's for help in locating a fourth suspect in the shooting that landed a police officer and a civilian in hospital.

Police say the officer was responding to a 911 call when someone opened fire into the cruiser. They say numerous shots were fired, and one hit the officer.

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In a release, police say the officer's wound is non-life-threatening. A male civilian who was shot at the scene prior to the officer's arrival was taken to a trauma centre in critical condition. The civilian's condition has since stabilized, police say.

Police have searched the area on land and by helicopter, but say the fourth and final suspect has escaped.

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing dark clothing, and police say he is considered armed and dangerous.

Police say they have not recovered the vehicle or gun involved in the shooting.

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