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A 34-year-old man is recovering after being shot early Thursday in a shootout with a masked man at a gas station on Detroit's west side, police said. 

The shooting took place about 12:35 a.m. at the Marathon gas station on the 12700 block of Fenkell.

As the victim walked up to the gas station, he noticed a man in a ski mask. The masked man then pointed a shotgun at him, said Officer Dan Donakowski, a Detroit Police Department spokesman.

The victim, a concealed pistol license holder, pulled out a gun of his own and fired shots. 

During the shootout, the victim was hit in his left and arm and shoulder. His condition was not immediately available.

Police aren't sure if the suspect was wounded. No detailed suspect description was immediately available.

 

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