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Detroit police car shot up on west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A Detroit Police Department scout car was shot up while serving a run for assault and battery on the city's west side early Thursday morning.

Police responded to a 911 call of an assault and battery on the 13500 block of Penrod, said Dontae Freeman, a spokesman for the Detroit Police Department. That's just north of Davison and west of the Southfield Freeway.

A camera is seen here in the windshield of a Detroit police car.

The scout car parked at the corner of Penrod and Davison to respond to the call, but police say there was a "shootout" between two groups of men, who soon scattered on foot.

Police returned to the car and found that it had been shot multiple times. An image of the car, posted by another media outlet on social media, shows the car's back driver-side tire deflated.

No information was immediately available on the outcome of the assault-and-battery call, and no suspect descriptions are available for the shootout. No one was hurt, and police never fired any shots.