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Detroit — A homeowner returned fire early Friday after he was shot during an attempted home invasion on the city’s west side, police said.

The 55-year-old man was shot around 3:15 a.m. in his home on the 2000 block of Clairmount, west of the Lodge Freeway, Officer Dan Donakowski said. He heard noises outside and had opened the front door to investigate when the suspect opened fire.

“The victim, who is a (concealed pistol license) holder, returned fire,” Donakowski said. “But it is unknown if any shots took effect.”

The victim’s injuries are considered non-life threatening, Donakowski said.

The suspect is described by police as a male in his 20s, wearing a black headscarf and shorts. He is about 5-foot-9 and was armed with a handgun, Donakowski said.

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