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Duluth mayor’s wife aided shooting victim

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The wife of Duluth Mayor Don Ness was the first to reach Deandre Norwood as he lay bleeding Tuesday night from a gunshot wound to his head.


Laura Ness said she had just left Whole Foods Co-op and was approaching her truck when she heard a loud conversation across Seventh Avenue East.

“Then I heard the pop,” she said. “It was really strange.”

She debated in her mind for a few seconds. Was it a gunshot?

“No, that can only be a gunshot.”

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