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Police search for shooting suspect: Updated

Superior Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man at 1627 Tower Ave. Thursday afternoon. Law enforcement officers swarmed the residence after the shooting was reported at around 1:15 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, the victim, a 29-year...

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Superior Assistant Police Chief Charles LaGesse, Sgt. Chris Kirchoff and Capt. Chad La Lor survey the area around North 17th Street and Tower Avenue where a man was shot Thursday. (Steve Kuchera/skuchera@duluthnews.com)

Superior Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man at 1627 Tower Ave. Thursday afternoon.

Law enforcement officers swarmed the residence after the shooting was reported at around 1:15 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, the victim, a 29-year-old Superior man, exited the apartment building, according to a news release from Superior Police Capt. Chad La Lor.

The victim sustained a single gunshot wound in the lower neck/upper shoulder area that did not appear to be life-threatening, La Lor said. He was transported to a Duluth hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance.

The victim reported the suspect in the shooting had fled prior to officers' arrival. Officers secured the perimeter of the residence, cleared the victim's apartment and the crime scene was held for evidence processing.

The shooting suspect remains at large. He is described as a black male, 6 feet to 6-foot-1-inch tall with a thin build. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark blue shirt. He was armed with a handgun. It is believed that the suspect fled east across Tower Avenue along North 17th Street after the shooting.

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A number of arrests were made in the immediate area of the incident while officers were investigating the shooting, but they were people with warrants and were unrelated to the shooting.

In addition to Superior Police, deputies and detectives from the Douglas County Sheriff's Department provided assistance at the scene and have been assisting in the investigation, La Lor said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department Tipline at (715) 395-7468 or 911. Send an anonymous tip via the anonymous Tip Text/Web program at "spdtip" and your tip to 847411.

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