This past Monday, January 27 at 1:19am, the Duluth Police Department responded to a residence in the 900 block of East 9th Street because a 35 year old male victim had been shot.  The police are looking for anyone that may have additional information.  Here are the details:The resident claimed that 3 male suspects wearing ski masks forced their way into the residence and when he confronted them 2 ran away, a scuffle ensued with the 3rd suspect who then shot the victim in the front shoulder and left. The victim said that the incident may have been a “drug rip”.  Officers did find evidence of drugs in the house. The victim was transported to a local hospital for a non-life threatening injury, and he remains there in stable condition.

The victim refused to give consent to search the house. At around 10:30 AM a search warrant was executed and investigators located and seized 56 pounds of marijuana and $12,000 cash. The marijuana has a street value of over $200,000.

If anyone has any information about this incident they are asked to contact the Duluth Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 218-730-5050. The incident remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.