One person assaulted in Hazleton

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HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police are investigating an incident in Hazleton in which one person was assaulted.

On Sunday, the Hazleton Police Department received a call around 6:40 a.m. and responded to 7th and Alter Street in Hazleton. One victim suffered blunt force trauma and was initially taken to Lehigh Valley Hazleton Hospital.

They were later flown to a regional trauma center for further treatment of their injuries. The extent of the injuries is unknown, but the victim is expected to recover.

According to Chief Brian Schoonmaker, law enforcement confirmed a possible shooting had taken place. Police recovered bullet casings and a vehicle at the scene, as well as video footage from surrounding homes.

Hazleton Police arrested one person at the scene who had an existing warrant. Detectives are currently searching for additional persons of interest involved in the incident.

Eyewitness News is working to learn more information. We will bring you the very latest as the investigation unfolds.

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