‘It was scary’: Windsor hotel guest describes fatal shooting scene

Windsor, Ontario. –

Windsor police say a 24-year-old man died after being shot at a hotel on Division Road.

One witness describes the ‘terrifying’ night to CTV News.

The Major Crimes Unit is actively investigating the incident, which has been classified as a homicide, and is seeking the public’s help with more information.

Officers responded to a report of shooting at a hotel located in the 2100 block of Division Road on Sunday around 12:45 a.m.

When they arrived, officers say they found a man with gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators have identified the victim as a 24-year-old male from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).


A guest who was at the hotel at the time spoke to CTV Windsor. CTV News has chosen not to reveal the identity of the witness due to security concerns.

“It was something. It was scary. I had really never been through something like that,” said the guest.

The man was hanging out with friends at the hotel when he says they heard gunshots and called the police around 12:38 a.m. M.

“We heard between six and eight shots,” he said. “At first we didn’t really realize what it was. We did not expect that to happen. It just happened. Halfway through the shots we realized what was going on, so we looked through the eye of the door. So we closed the door. “

He says that afterwards they barricaded the door and kept looking into the eye and listening.

“We heard screaming and after two minutes we heard a girl screaming saying that ‘someone was shot. Someone was shot in the head, there is a lot of blood, someone come help, ‘”he adds.

About five to 10 minutes later, the witness tells CTV News that they heard screams saying “he’s dead, he’s dead, which really hit us.”

The witness says that within minutes, four police cars appeared and then kept arriving.

“One cop a minute,” he says. “We saw the fire truck. I don’t think we saw the ambulance until at least 30 minutes later. We saw that the forensic truck was outside. When I left, the whole neighborhood was completely blocked. I’ve never seen so many cops in my life. “Windsor Police and Forensic Unit at the scene of an active investigation at the Lexington Hotel in Windsor, Ontario. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 (Chris Campbell / CTV Windsor)

The witness tells CTV News that they believe they were able to hear from several people involved.

“My friend listened to two boys and three to four girls,” he says.


Through investigation, police say they determined that a suspicious man ran north on Byng Road and got into a waiting dark-colored pickup truck. The suspect vehicle fled the area heading north from the 3900 block of Byng Road.

The suspect is described as wearing dark clothing, a puffy hooded jacket and carrying what appeared to be a white bag.

Felony investigators are actively investigating and looking for any information that may aid in the investigation.

Investigators believe this is a targeted incident and that there is no threat to public safety.

Investigators are urging anyone in the 2100 block of Division Road and the 3900 block of Byng Road with surveillance video and dash cameras to review their footage for possible evidence, more specifically, between 12 a.m. and 12 p.m. : 45 am on Sunday, November 28, 2021..

Anyone with information should contact the Windsor Police Service Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, ext. 4000 (after hours), Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

With files from Alana Hadadean and Melanie Borrelli of CTV Windsor.


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