Downtown stabbing victim suffers punctured lung

Downtown stabbing victim suffers punctured lung
Police investigate downtown stabbing
A downtown robbery and stabbing occurred early Saturday morning, Nov. 24, 2018, outside Shawarma Queen on University Avenue West. Police are seeking the public's assistance in their investigation. Dax Melmer / Windsor Star

An early-morning stabbing in downtown Windsor Saturday sent one man to hospital with a punctured lung, according to the Windsor Police Service.

Officers were on patrol nearby and responded quickly to an emergency call to Shawarma Queen at 61 University Ave. W. at around 3:30 a.m.

The victim, a 23-year-old Windsor man, was stabbed outside the business during a robbery, police said. He was treated for non-life threatening injury at Windsor Regional Hospital’s Ouellette campus.

Police said the incident was under investigation and that detectives are looking for a suspect or suspects. The incident occurred after downtown entertainment establishments had closed but while the bar crowds were still lingering. Shawarma Queen was still open at the time.

No one is in custody and no description has been given of the suspect. Police tell Blackburn News they believe it was not a random act.

Anyone with information is asked to call Windsor police at (519) 255-6700. Those wanting to leave an anonymous tip can call Crime Stoppers at (519) 258-TIPS (8477).