Police search for suspect after 5 men were shot dead outside Windsor bowling alley


Police say five people were shot dead outside a bowling alley in east Windsor when someone opened fire after a fight near a crowd of people.

The five adult men have been sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while police continue to search for a suspect, Windsor Police Service said in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

Officers were responding to a report of a large group of people fighting outside the bowling alley around 1am on Saturday when police received a report that someone had shot several people.

The suspected shooter fired multiple shots in an area with 20 to 25 people nearby, police said.

Investigators believe there is a shooter and the suspect fled the bowling alley in the 10,000 block of Tecumseh Road East in a vehicle.

They say the suspect is armed and dangerous.

The vehicle is described as:

  • 4-Door Mid-Size SUV Pickup Truck.
  • Light in color.
  • Similar to a Ford Explorer Sport TRAC.

Police tweeted a video of the suspect vehicle.

“This is believed to be a targeted incident stemming from a fight that occurred inside the bowling alley earlier in the night,” the statement read.

Police said at least one of those shot was a passerby leaving the bowling alley.

“Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact police and are also asking anyone with CCTV cameras in the area to check their footage for possible evidence,” police said.

Police are also asking anyone with dashcam video of the area recorded between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. to call 519-255-6700 ext. 4830.