Shots fired at school principal's car in Detroit

- Police are investigating after shots were fired outside a Detroit high school Wednesday morning on the city's west side.

Kenyuono Jones, the principal at Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern, pulled up to his normal parking spot around 6:50 a.m. when he noticed a commotion in a nearby bush.

That's when, we're told, someone fired shots at Jones' car.

The principal ran inside and locked the door and called Detroit Public Schools police. He wasn't injured.

One of his car's windows was shot out.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says one shot was fired when the principal got out of his car, striking the vehicle.

"As he proceeded to the entrance of the school, two additional shots were fired," Craig said.

Those two shots also struck the vehicle.

"There has been some evidence recovered from the scene," Craig said.

It's unclear at this time if this was part of an attempted robbery, or if the principal's car was targeted.

"We did a K-9 track, the K-9 lost the track at the National Guard armory," said Chief Stacy Brackens of the DPS Community District Police Department.

Police say a person of interest is a former student who has been volunteering, but was asked to leave the building yesterday. The principal says he didn't see the shooter so police aren't sure at this time if the person of interest is a suspect.

"We do want to interview him because of the principal having him removed from the building yesterday," Brackens said. "He's been somewhat of nuisance to the school operations."

Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern is located on W Grand Boulevard near the I-96 Service Road.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance tape from outside the school and outside the armory, in hopes of finding video of the suspect.

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