Shooting Suspect Taken into Custody

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WEST HAZLETON — Authorities in Luzerne County say they have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting in West Hazleton.

Police charged Christopher Vega, 21, with aggravated assault, robbery, criminal conspiracy and other charges. He’s locked up in the Luzerne County Prison.

According to West Hazleton Police, Vega was involved in an incident on East Broad Street shortly after midnight on Monday, September 9. One man was shot in the leg and had to be treated at the hospital. Another man was beaten up.

Police say they found Vega Friday night after getting tipped off about where he was staying.