Windsor police say shooting was drug related

Windsor police say that a Monday night home invasion, that led to a man being shot in the head, was drug related.

A man was shot in the head on Monday night after a home invasion

Windsor police say that a Monday night home invasion, that led to a man being shot in the head, was drug related. 

"We know that this residence was targeted," said police spokesperson Matt D'Asti. "We are satisfied that this was not a random act."

Police say two men barged into a home on Langlois Avenue around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. One was allegedly carrying a wooden club, the other a gun. There were three people in the home at the time and a fight started.

That's when a 49-year-old man was shot in the head. He was rushed to hospital, and into surgery. Police told CBC he is in stable condition.

Tim Yarema, who lived close by, was watching television on Monday when he saw police cars.

"I was hoping they were raiding the place because from what I've heard from neighbours that have lived here for a long time, it's been a real problem place," he said.

Paula Meloche lives across the street from where the shooting happened. She said the home had a reputation for drug activity.

"It's like crazy. It's like a candy store," Meloche said. "Like when kids go to the store for candy. They are going for their candy too... just it ain't candy.

D'Asti said that's the kind of information police find useful. 

"People in their communities know their communities better than anybody," he said. "We want people to call us with that type of information so that we can be proactive in our approach in keeping our community safe."

Police are looking for two suspects.

The first suspect is described as a possibly Hispanic man in his early twenties, with a medium build with a shaved head. The second suspect is possibly white, also in his early twenties, with a slim build.