The Duluth Police Department described the wound as “consistent with that of a gunshot,” in a news release on Wednesday.
Officers responded to a report of a single gunshot at 11:20 p.m. The man was transported to the hospital in stable condition, the police said.
A suspect was not in custody, but the victim and suspect are known to each other, and Duluth police do not consider the incident random.
“The Duluth Police Department does not believe there is any threat to public safety,” the news release said.
The police did not identify the victim or give the name of the suspect.