DULUTH -- A 16-year-old boy is dead after a shooting early Monday morning, May 27, in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
The Duluth Police Department responded to a report of a gunshot heard in the 2100 block of West Third Street at 2:47 a.m., spokeswoman Ingrid Hornibrook said in a statement. Officers found the victim dead at the scene.
Hornibrook did not say whether anyone was in custody or if any suspects were being sought, nor did she provide any further details on the circumstances of the shooting.
“Investigators are actively reviewing the scene and believe there is no threat to the public,” Hornibrook said. “Being this is currently an active investigation in the early stages, we will provide an update when more information becomes available.”
The same block was the scene of a shooting on April 23. In that case, authorities allege that 16-year-old Ausineese Aubin Dufault opened fire on a female acquaintance outside an apartment building, apparently grazing the victim in the head with one bullet.
Dufault, who posted bond and was released from the St. Louis County Jail earlier this month, is charged with aggravated first-degree robbery and second-degree assault in that case.
Police have not said whether that incident is related to Monday’s shooting.
Duluth has now seen two homicides in 2019. The first occurred in January, when Larry Watczak, 70, was fatally assaulted inside his Park Point home. A suspect, 31-year-old Darrel Darryl Mayhew, is set to stand trial next week.