Police are investigating a downtown Duluth shooting that left one man injured Saturday night as well as a car shooting in West Duluth with minor injuries.
Officers responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound in the 100 block of the East No. 3 Alley around 7 p.m. Once the man was located, he was transported to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center, according to a news release from the Duluth Police Department. Sunday afternoon police identified the victim as Stephan Jordan Hall, 25. A police report described the wound as not life-threatening.
"It appears the victim and suspect are known to each other," police spokesperson Ingrid Hornibrook said in a statement. "At this time we do not have the suspect in custody. This is an active (and) open investigation and no other details are available at this time."
The suspect vehicle in the first incident is described as a white Pontiac Grand Prix with the Minnesota license number 870 WBC.
The second shooting incident occurred near Raleigh Street and 56th Avenue West around 11 p.m. where a vehicle occupied by two people had multiple shots fired at it. The car's occupants both narrowly escaped significant injury, according to Tusken's Facebook post. Hornibrook said one of the victims sustained a minor injury but refused medical attention.
Police are investigating both incidents to determine if there is any link.
Tusken also said the shootings "cap off a week where police recovered four guns during four separate gun incidents."
"The incidents last evening demonstrate once again that we have guns in the hands of people who shouldn’t have them and who are willing to use guns without regard for the sanctity of life or concern for community safety," Tusken said.
There is currently no one in custody related to either incident. If anyone has information about either shooting, call the violent crimes unit at 218-730-5050.
This story was updated at 10:31 a.m. July 12 with additional information from Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken and again at 3:15 p.m. with further details about the incidents. It was originally posted at 8:06 a.m. July 12.