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Shooting victim Curtis Michael Cooney, 22, of Duluth holds his son, Michael Curtis Cooney, who turns 2 next month. Cooney was shot in the head and killed Sunday night. (Submitted photo)

Duluth shooting victim arrived 10 minutes before shooting began

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A 22-year-old Duluth man shot and killed outside a Central Hillside duplex Sunday night apparently was an innocent victim of an earlier dispute over a Pekingese dog.


Curtis Michael Cooney was shot once in the head and pronounced dead at St. Luke's hospital in Duluth, police said.

The shooting, Duluth's first homicide of the year, happened about 10 p.m. outside 417-419 N. Second Ave. E.

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