Mayor Larson issues statement on fatal shooting

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson. Howie /
Duluth Mayor Emily Larson on today’s shooting incident in the East Hillside neighborhood:

“As you know, our Duluth Police Department is currently investigating a fatal shooting on the 500 block of East 11th St.

I want to assure the community that our police are fully engaged and have detained a person of interest. The Duluth Police Department responded swiftly and professionally and are making progress to resolve this case.

When a person is harmed in our community our whole community is harmed. Today, tragically so. Our condolences go to the victim’s family and friends. As a parent this is simply heartbreaking news.

Our Duluth Police staff will be working through the night and expect to provide another update to the public and media in the morning. I want to thank our police staff for their constant dedication to the safety and wellbeing of our community.”