HAZLETON -- Police are investigating a deadly shooting in the area of a playground in Hazleton.
Police were called to the area of the Pine Street playground around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Investigators say a 20-year-old man was shot along North Pine Street and died at the hospital. He was taken there in a private vehicle. the victim's name has not been released. Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale said "our thoughts and prayers are with the family." The chief did not say what led to the gunfire. They believe no one else was hurt.
Several yellow evidence markers could be seen on the street near the playground.
Officers have not said if there are any suspects.
This is the first homicide of 2017 in the city of Hazleton.