Police Investigating Homicide in Hazleton


HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton and the District Attorney’s office are investigating an Saturday morning homicide.

It happened around 2:00 a.m. on 4th and Alter street where police say there was a fight and shots fired.

Police are on the lookout for the person who shot and killed Erick Gwaltney, 34, of Hazleton and left him lying in the street.

“I heard a couple of gunshots like pow pow pow. Between four to five gunshots. I thought it was fireworks.  I look out the window and I see a body in the street,” said Mark Parker, a near-by neighbor.

No arrests have been made.

Hazleton police are calling this deadly shooting an isolated incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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