Gunshots fired on Erie Street prompt Windsor police probe

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A shooting on Erie Street East has prompted an investigation by the Windsor police major crime unit.

Shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to reported gunshots in the street’s 700 block. There, they found several spent shell casings on the road and sidewalk.

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A verbal fight had broken out between two males on foot and several people in a silver Ford Escape, police said in a media release on Monday.

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As the SUV drove westbound, one of the males on foot pulled a firearm from his waistband and fired several shots at the vehicles, police said. The two males then fled eastbound, still on foot.

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

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

Investigators urge residents and business owners in the area of the shooting to review any surveillance or dash camera footage for video evidence, specifically between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Sunday, May 19.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, or submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or

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A separate shooting incident took place in the 800 block of Erie Street East on Jan. 31. That shooting left a restaurant building — Mezzo Ristorante and Lounge — punctured with bullet holes, though no injuries were reported.

Another shooting took place in Windsor’s Little Italy neighbourhood on August 15. Police identified two male suspects after a daylight shooting in the 900 block of Pierre Avenue that left a 33-year-old man with several gunshot wounds described at the time as serious but not life-threatening.

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