Windsor hotel shot in homicide, police say

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A 24-year-old man died following a shooting at a Windsor hotel on Sunday morning.

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City police said Monday they are investigating a homicide that occurred around 12:45 a.m. in the 2100 block of Division Road.

When officers responded to a report of shots being fired around that time, they found an adult male from the Greater Toronto Area with gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Windsor police officers are pictured at the Lexington Inn & Suites hotel in Windsor on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Photo by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star

Investigators have determined that a male suspect ran north on Byng Road and entered a waiting dark colored SUV. The suspect vehicle fled the area heading north from the 3900 block of Byng.

At the time of the crime, the suspect was wearing dark clothing, including a puffy hooded jacket, and was carrying what appeared to be a white bag.

The Major Crime Unit investigation is ongoing.

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Several police vehicles, including the Forensic Identification Unit, were parked outside the Lexington Inn and Suites hotel on Division Road on Sunday morning. Investigators had recorded an area near the entrance to a building and placed several evidence markers on the snowy ground.

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Investigators believe it was a targeted incident and there is no threat to public safety.

Those in the 2100 block of Division Road and the 3900 block of Byng Road with CCTV and dash cams are urged to check their footage for possible evidence. Specifically, police are looking for video recorded between midnight and 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

Anyone with information should call Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830 or ext. 4000 if called after hours. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or www.catchcrooks.com.

A Windsor Police forensic officer is pictured at the Lexington Inn & Suites hotel in Windsor on Sunday November 28, 2021.
A Windsor Police forensic officer is pictured at the Lexington Inn & Suites hotel in Windsor on Sunday November 28, 2021. Photo by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star
Windsor police officers are pictured at the Lexington Inn & Suites hotel in Windsor on Sunday, November 28, 2021.
Windsor police officers are pictured at the Lexington Inn & Suites hotel in Windsor on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Photo by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star
Windsor police officers are pictured at the Lexington Inn & Suites hotel in Windsor on Sunday, November 28, 2021.
Windsor police officers are pictured at the Lexington Inn & Suites hotel in Windsor on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Photo by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star

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