Amherstburg police investigating early morning shooting

UPDATED STORY (as of Friday night):

The investigation into a shooting in Amherstburg has led to Windsor and the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has become involved.

The Amherstburg Police Service were dispatched around 2:25 a.m. Friday to a home in the 100 block of Sandwich St. S. for a report of a male with a gunshot wound. The victim, a 31-year-old Amherstburg man, was transported to hospital with what was originally described by Amherstburg police as a life-threatening injury, though police updated his condition, stating later Friday morning that he was in stable condition in a Detroit hospital.

Sandwich St. N. was closed for several hours but re-opened around 1:30 p.m., though access to Stella Maris School was maintained.

Windsor Police were contacted and the investigation determined that a male wanted in relation to the shooting was believed to be at a residence located in the1500 block of Betts Avenue in Windsor.

Members of both police services attended the area and secured the residence. Local school boards and the public were informed that the target residence was contained, and there was no threat to public safety, Windsor police add.

At approximately 2 p.m. Friday, officers located a deceased male in a garage at the involved residence in Windsor.

Due to these circumstances, Windsor police state that officers continued to secure the scene and notified the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

SIU has invoked its mandate and as such, Windsor Police Service state they are not in a position to release any further information at this time.

The Amherstburg Police Service asks that if anyone witnessed the incident or has information relevant to the investigation, to contact police at 519-736-3622, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

ORIGINAL POST
Amherstburg Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Sandwich Street North for a report of a male with a gunshot wound Friday morning around 2:25 a.m.
Police say the victim, a 31-year-old Amherstburg man has been transported to hospital with a life-threatening injury. Police remain
on scene and the shooting is under investigation. Sandwich Street between Texas Road and St Arnaud  St. is closed and remained blocked off as of 8 a.m.
Amherstburg police ask that the public avoid area and use an alternate route until further notice.
Amherstburg police added, via Twitter at 6:52 a.m., that there are no safety concerns in relation to the investigation and that schools, including Stella Maris, are open. Access to Stella Maris is via William St.
Updates to follow
The Amherstburg Police Service asks that if anyone witnessed the incident or has information relevant to the investigation, to contact police at 519-736-3622, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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