DETROIT (WJBK) - Police are looking for a man they exchanged gunfire with early Friday morning on Detroit's southwest side.
Some neighbors called the incident on Chamberlain Street a war zone.
"I heard some gunshots, walked out front, then I hear other shots going this way, and before I knew it there was like 30 cop cars on the block," a witness said.
Detroit police say not long after midnight, officers conducting routine patrols of the neighborhood spotted a man with a gun and tried to approach him.
"The police kept swooping up, kept swooping up," said Julian Borgos, a neighbor.
Police say the man took off running and as a chase began, they say the man began firing shots at those cops.
"Gunshots. A lot of them. Police yelling .. They were like, get on the ground. I don't know who they were talking to," Borgos said.
Police shot back at the man but the suspected shooter got away.
"Dude was randomly shooting - shooting everywhere," Borgos said.
Thankfully no neighbors were hurt and police say they don't believe the suspect was injured.
Cops searched for the man using a helicopter and K-9 units.
They were not able to find him.
Police say the suspected shooter may be about 25-30 years old, is about 5'8" tall, and weighs around 200 lbs.
They say he either has short, dark hair or is bald, and was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt.
"Police came out shooting first. They came out of the car shooting," Borgos said.
But Detroit police say they received a call from the same neighborhood earlier in the day regarding a man with a weapon.
In this situation, it doesn't matter who fired first.
"What matters is that individual has a gun. If they turn around, and ... if they commit any type of action where the officer fears for his life, or her life, then that officer can take action," said Detroit Police Asst. Chief Arnold Williams.
Detroit police add that evidence shows the man shot at police at least three times.
"This individual shot at our officers. This individual still out there and is a danger to the public," Williams said.