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Man shot in West Hazleton: Police reportedly looking for vehicle stolen by shooter
A gunshot victim was flown to a regional trauma unit after an incident in West Hazleton late Thursday night. Police were looking for a maroon 1993 Buick Regal that was reportedly stolen at the scene by the shooter or shooters. The vehicle its registered to a Hazleton woman.
According to multiple sources at the scene, the victim, who was described as being in his early 20s, was shot at least three times and apparently had a wound on his forearm as well.
The man was found leaning against a purple Chevy Sedan with tinted rear windows on Bee Street, near the intersection with Jefferson Avenue.
Upon West Hazleton Community Ambulance’s arrival, the man was laid flat on Bee Street as the ambulance crew treated him for his injuries.
He was then flown by MedEvac to Lehigh Valley Hospital for treatment.
The victims’ blue jeans and his black belt were cut off of him during treatment and lay on Bee Street by the vehicle near packages that held sterile medical equipment.
The sedan’s engine was running and its four-way lights were still on.
Sources at the scene said that the purple sedan belonged to a friend of the victim.
State police at Hazleton, including its forensics unit, were busy investigating the 10 p.m. crime and did not have any definitive information at press time but said more would be known in the case by Friday morning.
Police could not confirm if this shooting was related to a double homicide that took place last Friday at Lafayette Court and Fourth Street in Hazleton.
In that shooting, Miguel A. Abreu, 52, of Hazleton, gunned down Willy Rodriguez, 27, of New York and Jose Pacheco-Flores, who were in a vehicle about 11:25 p.m.
Abreu later turned himself in to police.
Thursday night, police searched the area for evidence and interviewed neighbors and people at the scene of the shooting.
Police tape cordoned off the crime scene on Jefferson Avenue from Putnam Street to Broad Street.
Several residents stood at the crime scene, watching police and waiting to hear what happened in Thursday night’s 33-degree weather.
West Hazleton Volunteer Fire Co. also responded to the scene.
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