The West Hazleton Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of April 1, 2018 inside a Washington Avenue residence.
Around 2:40am, West Hazleton Police responded to 5 Washington Avenue for a report of a domestic situation. The original report was from a juvenile female in the home who called 911 to report that someone was trying to kick everyone out of the house and was threatening them with a gun.
WHPD and one Hazleton City Police Officer arrived on the scene approximately 2 minutes later requesting backup units and EMS for a gunshot victim.
Via West Hazleton Police Press Release:
One male victim was airlifted to a regional trauma center for treatment of gunshot wounds and one male suspect is in custody. Investigation is still ongoing at this time.
West Hazleton Police were assisted at the scene by members of the Hazleton City Police Department, Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police Patrol Unit and Forensic Services Unit, the West Hazleton Fire Department, and APTS EMS.
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the West Hazleton Police Department at 570-455-3733. All calls will be handled confidentially.
Man jailed in relation to the shooting: