Windsor police said Monday they believe the weekend shooting on Chippawa Street in the west end of the city isn't a random act of violence.
According to police, an unidentified man approached a couple as the two were about to enter a building Sunday. They said the couple and the lone man exchanged words, and then the lone man turned and shot the man who was walking with the woman before taking off in a waiting vehicle.
The shooter then left the scene in a dark SUV with silver along the bottom.
Police said the shooting victim is recovering and the woman was not hurt. A shell casing and a slug have been recovered from the scene.
This is the second shooting on Chippawa Street in the past 10 days.
The first incident happened on Sept. 10, when a man was injured in a drive-by shooting.
'There's no fist fights anymore; it's all guns and weapons.' —Kevin Avery, resident
Windsor resident Kevin Avery told CBC News that he still thinks the west end is safe, but he's worried young people were pushing street crime to a new level.
"It's just ridiculous. There's no fist fights anymore; it's all guns and weapons," Avery said.
Karly Camilli, a student who just moved to Windsor from Hamilton, told CBC News that the recent crime has made her a bit nervous about the neighourhood.
But David Garlick, the principal of Forester Secondary School, said he still feels safe in the west-end neighbourhood he grew up in.
Investigators are still looking for the suspect and the handgun, and have asked anyone with information about Sunday night's shooting to contact police.