Quebec provincial police say they shot a man after two members of the Canadian military were struck by the motorist in a parking lot near Montreal.

Police spokesman Guy Lapointe said Monday the suspect's life is in danger. He says it's too early to say what the motive was.

Police ended up shooting the man after a car chase in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, southeast of Montreal.

Quebec police said in a statement that the shooting occurred after the man hit two pedestrians with his vehicle in a parking lot. He then fled in his vehicle, triggering a chase that ended with the man losing control and his car rolling over several times.

Police say one of the soldiers is seriously injured, while the other's wounds are less serious.