Police: One taken to hospital after Hazleton shooting, suspect in custody

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HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE 28/WYOU 22 EYEWITNESS NEWS) — A suspect is in custody after a shooting that took place in a residential section of Hazleton.

According to a release from Hazleton City Police, around 8 p.m. Thursday, 26-year-old Nino Vasquez Gomez, from Hazleton, shot one person in front of a bar after an argument broke out.

Police found Gomez hiding in a building next door and forced him to surrender.

The victim was taken to the hospital. There is no word on their condition.

The road between Locust and Vine Street was shut down while police worked the scene.

Gomez is currently being held in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.

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