A person was taken to a hospital in serious condition after a shooting in downtown Duluth on Saturday, May 22.

The Duluth Police Department received word of a shooting on the 100 block of East Third Street at approximately 7:10 p.m. Responding officers found the victim, then identified and detained a suspect. The police initially were looking for a second suspect but said in a later news release that there was none.

Rose White was standing near the sidewalk on Third Street when he heard an argument start about 100 yards away. People started trickling toward the argument when he heard at least a dozen gunshots back and forth, he said.

“All I heard was gunshots after gunshots,” White said.

That’s when White started running inside and yelling at his boyfriend to do the same.

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“I was tripping over my feet,” White said. “There were still more shots when I got inside.”

White stepped back outside after police arrived. He said he saw a few people walk past with blood on their shoes.

The News Tribune asked several people gathered near the scene if they had seen the incident occur. Most said they had not, while some admitted to hearing several rounds of gunfire.



By 8:15 p.m. much of the crowd gathered at the scene had dispersed. Duluth K-9 officer, Hondo began sniffing around cars in the Tri-Towers apartment parking lot shortly around 8:20 p.m.

For public safety, the Duluth Police Department advised people stay away from that area Saturday evening.

The story was updated at 8:22 p.m. with details from the scene and other additional reporting. It was originally posted at 8:15.