Police investigating shots-fired incident

Windsor Police Service News Update
May 20, 2024

Case #: 24-56274
Police investigating shots-fired incident

The Windsor Police Service is investigating after multiple shots were fired at a vehicle.

Shortly after 4 a.m. on May 19, 2024, officers responded to a call about gunshots in the 700 block of Erie Street East. Once on scene, officers found several spent shell casings on the street and sidewalk.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a verbal altercation broke out on Erie St. E. between two males on foot and several people in a silver Ford Escape. As the sports utility vehicle drove westbound, one of the males retrieved a firearm from his waistband and fired several shots at the vehicle. The two males then fled eastbound on foot. 

No physical injuries have been reported as a result of this incident.

The shooting suspect wore a light-coloured shirt with dark sleeves and a dark hood as well as light-coloured pants. 

The investigation has been turned over to the Windsor Police Major Crimes Unit. Investigators urge residents and business owners in the area of the shooting to review their surveillance or dash cam footage for video evidence, specifically between 3 and 5 a.m. on May 19. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830. They can also submit tips anonymously to Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call Victim Services Windsor Essex County at 519-723-2711 or the Victim Assistance Unit at Windsor Police at 519-255-6700, ext. 4879.

For further information:

Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4441.

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