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HAZLETON - A man was shot and critically injured Saturday afternoon during a reported burglary, police said.

The unidentified man was flown by helicopter to a trauma center where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the pelvic area, police said.

Police said they were dispatched to the area of Ninth and Hayes streets at 12:18 p.m. for a reported burglary in progress. Upon arrival they met a man holding a gun who said he may have shot another man who was in his house. The injured man was located inside a nearby residence and taken to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment. He was later flown to an out-of-town hospital.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and did not release the names of the injured man and the man who reportedly shot him.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Hazleton Police Det. Sgt. David Bunchalk at 570 459-4940 ext. 110 or through Luzerne County 911.

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