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Man in the hospital after shooting early this morning

WEST HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Gunfire erupts this Easter Sunday, leaving on man critically injured and another man locked up.  It happened early this morning in West Hazleton.

Police say 44-year-old Domingo Lopez is responsible for the shooting--and is in custody.  Eyewitness News crews were there as Lopez was taken from the West Hazleton Police station to face a judge. 

Police say around 2:30 Sunday morning, they were called to Washington Avenue for the report of an "unwanted" man inside of a home.

"While en route to that call, they got another call, that this person in the house was threatening other people with a gun," says Police Chief, Brian Buglio.

As police entered the home, gun fire erupted.  "They then saw a person who was bleeding and collapsed right in front of them," says Buglio.

That man was quickly airlifted to a trauma center after being shot multiple times. 

Neighbors say this was a very scary situation.  "It doesn't happen in this neighborhood.  There are all families on the block.  You know everybody knows everybody, everybody says hi to everybody, so something like this to happen, it's unusual and it's kind of sad," says neighbor Joann Wensko.

Many relieved police were able to track down the person they believe is responsible.  "This was an isolated incident and the public has nothing to worry about," says Buglio.

"And whatever happened there, I hope it was isolated and I hope everyone is okay," says Wensko.

There is still no word on what sparked this violence.  The West Hazleton Police Department was assisted by Hazleton City Police, Troopers from State Police and the Forensic Services Unit, as well as other first responders.

 


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