More police can be expected in the Forest Glade area of Windsor, Ont., Ward 7 Council Jeewen Gill said after five people were shot dead outside a bowling alley early Saturday.
Someone fired into a crowd of about 20 to 25 people during a fight outside the business around 1 a.m. ET, said police, who are looking for a suspect.
All five men were sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“It was shocking and disturbing to me and the residents of this neighborhood as well as the City of Windsor, so we are all concerned about these types of incidents,” Gill said Monday morning on CBC. Windsor Morning.
Gill said he spoke with Acting Windsor Police Chief Jason Bellaire over the weekend and was told there would be a larger police presence in the area as the investigation continues. would continue.
“It’s difficult. People go out a little more [now pandemic restrictions have loosened] and trying to have fun and do other activities, but no one knows if anyone is carrying a gun in those places,” Gill said.
“That’s why we need to be more concerned. Guns are coming down the road and hitting these kids or people, and we need to come up with a plan to stop that.”
Gill said the city and police are working with government partners to come up with a plan.
He said he had lived in the community of Forest Glade for 20 years and he and his neighbors were shocked by the incident.
Many community members don’t feel confident leaving their homes, Gill said.
“Whenever someone has a gun, why do you need a gun? It’s not a place we live where you need a gun.”