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Authorities: State police troopers shoot, wound 2 men after early-morning chase in Flint


FLINT, Michigan — Authorities say Michigan State Police troopers shot and wounded two men in Flint following an early-morning chase.

State police spokesman Lt. David Kaiser says troopers tried to stop an SUV around 2:25 a.m. Thursday but the vehicle sped away. The Flint Journal reports another state police vehicle and a Flint police cruiser joined the chase, which lasted about 5 minutes.

After eventually being stopped, police say the SUV backed up and tried to hit troopers, who then opened fire. Police say a 36-year-old Flint man was shot in the wrist and had cuts to his face while an 18-year-old Flint man was shot in the thigh and abdomen.

Police say the wounds weren't considered life-threatening. WSGW-AM reports four troopers are on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

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