Londoner, 27, arrested, police are searching for a second suspect after a shooting in Windsor town center

Police have arrested and charged a 27-year-old London man and are still looking for another suspect after a shooting in Windsor town center over the weekend.

Windsor Police Services said officers responded to a call at 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Ouellette Avenue. One person was injured and sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police said a suspect, a 27-year-old man from London, was arrested and charged on Sunday « after a brief foot chase ».

The suspect is charged with assault, possession of a restricted firearm without a licence, pointing a firearm and two counts of attempted murder.

Following an investigation, police said a second suspect had been identified and a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Police say the second suspect is a 32-year-old man from Windsor, wanted for possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a restricted firearm without a license and possession knowingly with a restricted firearm without a licence.

Police said they were seeking information on the whereabouts of the suspect and said he was considered « armed and dangerous ». Anyone who may come across the suspect is asked not to approach him and to call 911.

A second shooting took place on Saturday in the area of ​​Curry Avenue and Martindale Street. Police said no one was injured and the incident was not targeted, but they are still investigating. (Katerina Georgieva/CBC)

2 shootings in one weekend, a « rarity », according to the police

Windsor Police are also investigating a second shooting that occurred over the weekend.

In a news release, police said their major crimes unit were actively investigating after officers responded to reports of « multiple shots » being fired around 3am on Saturday.

The shots were reported in the Curry Avenue and Martindale Street area.

A house in the area was damaged by the gunfire, but police said the residence was not believed to have been targeted.

Police said several shell casings were found in the area, but there were no injuries from the shooting.

Bianca Jackson is a Constable with Windsor Police Corporate Communications.
Bianca Jackson is a Windsor Police Officer in the Corporate Communications Department. (Katerina Georgieva/CBC)

In an interview with CBC News, Windsor Police Constable Bianca Jackson said two shootings in one weekend were a « rarity ».

« It’s something you don’t usually see, » she said, adding that Saturday’s shooting is « unrelated » to the one that took place on Sunday.

Investigators are asking anyone in the area with surveillance cameras to check their footage for evidence and report it to police.


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