UPDATE: One juvenile in hospital after shooting in Hazleton

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HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Hazleton police have released more details on a shooting that left a juvenile injured.

Acting Hazleton Police Chief Brian Schoonmaker tells Eyewitness News a 17-year-old male was shot in the head as he and his friends were standing outside his home in the 500 block of West Maple Street in Hazleton Wednesday morning.

Chief Schoonmaker says the shooter was inside a vehicle, which stopped on West Maple Street. The vehicle fled the scene.

The victim was flown to the trauma unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. His injuries are not life threatening— according to investigators.

Chief says the investigation is ongoing and he believes this is an isolated incident and the public is not in danger. The name of the victim has not been released. 

If anyone has information about the shooting call city police at 570-459-4940.

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