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Duluth officer shot person in the shoulder while responding to domestic violence report

The person who was shot has been released from police custody "pending further investigation."

A Duluth police officer shot a person in the shoulder Saturday night while responding to a domestic violence report, police said. 

Ingrid Hornibrook of the Duluth Police Department said in a statement to BMTN that police responded to a report of a physical domestic on the 100 block of West First Street at 9:22 p.m., and "at one point" an officer fired their weapon, hitting "the suspect" in the "shoulder area."

The person who was shot was transported to the hospital, where they were treated and then released into police custody, the release said.

They were booked into the St. Louis County Jail on probable cause of domestic assault, the Duluth News Tribune reports, but Hornibrook notes they were released from custody "pending further investigation."

The police department did not provide any details about what led up to the shooting, nor did it identify the person who was shot or the officer who fired their gun. 

No one else was injured during the incident. 

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the incident, which is standard when an officer shoots someone. 

Note: Details provided in this story are based on the police's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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