Police investigating shooting in Kingston

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UPDATE: Kingston Police have released more information about Tuesday night’s shooting.

They say a man in his early 20’s was shot in the leg.

Kingston Police say the shooting victim was being uncooperative with officers Tuesday night.

Police believe the victim and the shooter knew each other.

Officers recovered evidence from the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night in Kingston.

At least one person was injured. A quiet night in Kingston quickly turned into police sirens and flashing lights just after 8 p.m. The shooting occurred at the end of Dean Court near Reese Park.

According to police, when they arrived on scene, a male victim had a gunshot wound to his leg. It is believed he was taken to Wilkes-Barre General.

“He’s in surgery. We do believe the people involved here knew each other. I don’t at this point think there is a public threat. Like I said the male is in surgery and as of right now he is being uncooperative,” Chief Rich Kotchik said.

“I just heard gunshots, came out. I seen an individual running in front of my house. That was basically what I seen. Not like this no, no shootings, always have a little bit of whatever going on but nothing like this,” neighbor Steve Vassello said.

Chief Kotchik says they are looking for a male in all black clothing who ran from the scene. Shell casings and a pistol believed to be used were found at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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