Man shot, killed in SuperiorA man residing at 1901 N. 12th St. in Superior was shot and killed at about 10 a.m. today, according to the Superior Police Department.
By: Peter Passi and Brandon Stahl, Duluth News Tribune, Superior Telegram
A man residing at 1901 N. 12th St. in Superior was shot and killed at about 10 a.m. today, according to the Superior Police Department.
Police described the victim as a 35-year-old male whose identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.
Police said after the man was shot he was able to get back inside his home but succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
Superior police said they have no information on a suspect at this time.
John Anderson, who lives next door to the crime scene, said he saw the victim cleaning his car this morning and said hello to him. Shortly afterward, Anderson said he went into the upstairs area of his home when he heard what sounded like three gunshots.
Later he said he saw police surround the house and was told the man was dead.
Another neighbor, Shari Birch, said after police arrived on the scene, a child opened a window to the victim’s house and yelled that his uncle had died.
According to property records, the home is owned by Richard and Gail Hoffman, who live in Billings Park. Gail Hoffman said the home was a rental, but said she had no other information on the shooting. She said she called Superior police but was told they couldn’t provide any information as it was an active investigation.
Birch said the victim lived at the house since around the beginning of December.
She said when she moved into the neighborhood it was peaceful, but in recent years it has had problems with burglaries and suspected drug activity.
“But nothing like this has ever happened,” she said. “I have two small grandkids. Do I have to worry about them going outside?”
Anderson said he’s lived in the neighborhood for about three years. He said he believed the shooting was a drive-by.
“This is kind of scary,” he said. “You hear about a drive-by shooting, and you think that’s not the kind of thing that happens on a peaceful Sunday morning in Superior.”
If anyone has information about the shooting, call the police department tip line at (715) 395-7468 or send an anonymous text tip to 847411, keyword “spdtip.”