Four police officers shot inside Detroit precinct

09:15, January 24, 2011      

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A gunman walked into Detroit's 6th police precinct Sunday afternoon and shot a police chief and three other officers before he was killed, police said.

Detroit police sources said the chief was shot in the hand and side and was undergoing surgery. Another officer was shot in the head but was able to talk and move his limbs. Two other officers were grazed by gunfire and suffered minor wounds, according to media reports. The gunman was killed in an exchange of fire with police.

The wounded were all hospitalized shortly after the shooting.

Like many other police precincts in Detroit, there are no metal detectors at the entrance of the 6th precinct, which is just west of the Southfield Freeway and south of Interstate 96, and visitors can come in and talk face-to-face with officers.

A security line has been set up around the one-story brick building. Nearby traffic was under control as more than a dozen police units from Detroit and the Michigan State Police gathered at the scene.

Source: Xinhua

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