Windsor police say Little Italy shooting proceeded street brawl
The search for a suspect wanted in connection to an Erie Street shooting continues, after a blood trail led police to the 1100 block of Windsor Avenue.
Windsor police officers could be seen from the CTV Windsor studio surrounding a home on Windsor Avenue, with guns drawn. A short time later officers entered the residence, but no arrest was made. Instead, the blood trail led police to a man who cut his toe on his porch and had no connection to the shooting.
A section of Erie Street East at Pierre Avenue was cordoned off by police Thursday night, following a shooting just before 9 p.m.
Officers discovered a 23-year-old man lying on the concrete platform in front of the four unit apartment building. The victim was bleeding from a wound in his arm and neck. He underwent surgery to repair fractured bones in his right forearm.
Through their investigation police learned a fight broke out in the middle of the intersection involving several men. Police say a vehicle pulled up to the intersection and a man fired up to five rounds towards the apartment. Two bullet holes were found in the front of the apartment building.
The suspect is described as an Arabic or light skinned male, in his late 20s, standing 5’6” with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with a black a collar. He had a short buzzed haircut.
The vehicle is described as being black – possibly a Pontiac Sunfire or Chevrolet Impala. The hood of the car is described as having dull black paint.
Witnesses report seeing another man flee the scene and down an alley. He was discovered by police a short time later and placed under arrest. He has since been released by police.
Police believe another male may have been injured in the shooting.
A firearm was recovered – police don’t believe the shooting to be a random act.