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A woman was fatally stabbed early Friday in downtown Duluth, officials said.

The attack occurred about 2:15 a.m. in the 100 block of W. 1st Street, police said.

In response to the "sounds of gunshots and a possible stabbing," officers found the woman had been stabbed in the neck, according to police. Emergency responders took her to a nearby hospital and she was soon pronounced dead, a police statement read.

Police have yet to identify the woman or her age.

A short time later, a male arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound and left against medical advice, police said.

"It is unknown if this male is related to the original incident," police said in a follow-up statement.

No arrests have been announced in either the stabbing or the shooting.

"The Duluth Police Department has been actively working on increasing safety measures to keep downtown Duluth safe. This includes increasing foot patrol and working with our businesses to ensure safety is all of our priority," Police Chief Mike Ceynowa said in a statement. "DPD will continue to work with our business partners to address behaviors in this area."

Anyone with information about either incident is encouraged to call police at 218-730-5050.