Duluth business owner back to work after being shot, robbed

By KBJR News 1

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 10:12 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)--- A Duluth business owner who was shot in the chest last week during an armed robbery is back in business.

Colin Mackin was hospitalized on December 23 following the armed robbery and shooting, but was released last Friday.

Not wasting any time, Mackin reopened the doors to the I-L-F Smartphone Clinic on London Road on Monday.

Since the incident, Mackin says he has taken extra security measures in the store, adding surveillance equipment that he didn't have before.

Mackin calls his survival a miracle, and considering the circumstances, he is in good spirits and says his recovery is going well.

"I didn't die, and I don't have any long term ramifications. I mean, it was a momentary thing. I got to reach a bunch of people. I mean, I'm actually kind of, I don't want to say glad it happened, but I'm really happy how everything worked out with it," said Colin Mackin.

29-year-old Brandon James Tyson and 32-year-old Robert William Neft have been charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree aggravated robbery in connection with the incident.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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