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Man dies in Duluth shooting

A man is dead following a Saturday morning shooting in Duluth's East Hillside neighborhood.

It is the first fatal shooting in Duluth this year.

The shooting occurred around 3:40 a.m. at 927 E. Fifth St., which is kitty-corner from Portland Square Park.

Duluth Police Lt. Peg Johnson said the man was found outside the house. Johnson said there was some kind of confrontation at the residence, but she didn't know how or if it was connected with the shooting.

"It's quite complex," Johnson said. "We're still trying to piece it together."

No one has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting, but the police said there were several witnesses.

Jon and Tess Regenold live next door to the residence, which appears to be a duplex. They said there was a party going on at the residence when they returned from the free Movies in the Park in Leif Erikson Park about midnight Friday.

The shooting didn't wake the Regenolds up. They didn't know the residents of 927 E. Fifth St. well.

Jon Regenold said the block doesn't have a history of criminal activity or violence.

"It's a louder block, for sure," he said. "But crime? I don't know."

Johnson said the victim's name is being withheld, pending notification of his relatives. She said an autopsy is scheduled for today.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Duluth Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 730-5070.