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Police chief: Man fired at least 5 shots at Detroit officers

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DETROIT (AP) -

Detroit's police chief says officers shot and wounded a man who fired at least five shots at them while they checked on vehicle on the city's east side.

No officers were hurt in the shooting about 1 a.m. Thursday, but an officer injured a leg during a foot chase. Chief James Craig tells reporters that the "fierce gun battle" could have been worse if the man's gun hadn't jammed. The man was hospitalized and arrested.

The shooting follows a Wednesday shooting where Craig said two officers who had been in a marked patrol car were shot at near a drug house by a man using an "assault-type rifle." The officers weren't injured. Craig on Wednesday described that shooting as an "ambush."

Police say there's no indication the shootings were related.

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