Hazleton man dead after shooting in Schuylkill County

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MAHANOY CITY BOROUGH, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) UPDATE: According to PSP Frackville, an arrest warrant has been issued for Santonio Pierre Malone, 36, after a fatal shooting in Mahanoy City Sunday.

One person is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Mahanoy City Borough early Sunday morning.

According to Pennsylvania State Police Frackville, police responded to a disturbance outside of the Rmusic21 Lounge just before 3 a.m. Sunday morning. There they found two people who were shot.

Police state that Malone shot Juan Carlos Romero, 33 of Hazleton, multiple times. Romero was pronounced dead at the scene by the Schuylkill County Coroner’s Office.

Alorfi Bladimir Ramirez, 29 of Hazle Township was also shot several times before Malone fled.  

Ramirez was flown to the hospital in serious condition. The investigation by PSP Frackville is ongoing.

PSP Frackville state that there is no danger to the community at this time.      

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