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Man shot in foot during downtown Duluth bar fight

Police say the shooting was accidental.

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(Dreamstime/TNS)
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DULUTH — A man was shot in the foot during a fight at a downtown Duluth bar early Saturday, police said.

Officers on foot patrol noticed multiple people running away from Aces on First, 113 W. First St., just after 2 a.m., the Duluth Police Department reported in a news release.

Police found one man with a gunshot wound to the foot, the release said. After interviewing more witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage, investigators found that there had been a fight between four men. During the fight, a gun fell out of one of the men's waistband. The gun fired when a bystander tried to pick it up, hitting a man in the foot, police said.

Officers found two of the men involved in the fight at a different bar nearby. They were detained, interviewed and released.

Police had not found the other two men involved in the fight as of Saturday morning. They do not believe there is a danger to the public, since the shooting was accidental, the release said.

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