Man found injured in Chatham parking lot in critical condition, police say

Chatham-Kent police headquarters is shown in a file photo. (CBC - image credit)

Police are investigating after a man was found in a shopping plaza parking lot with "obvious injuries," Chatham-Kent police say.

The man was found just after 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Thames Lea Plaza on Grand Avenue.

"The male party was transported to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and later airlifted to Windsor Regional Hospital, where he remains in critical condition," Chatham-Kent police said in a media release Wednesday afternoon.

The nature of the man's injuries has not been disclosed. At this stage in the investigation, police are considering the man a victim of violence.

The plaza has since reopened.

Police say the investigation is in the preliminary stages and officers are appealing to the public for information.