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Bullet from altercation strays into unconnected apartment

Published On: Jan 01 2014 08:09:12 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 01 2014 08:39:15 PM EST

An altercation between some individuals led to a stray bullet making its way into an apartment of people not involved in the melee.

Police say on Wednesday between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. an altercation ensued at the Hazleton Apartments between buildings 600 and 800.

At some point during the altercation, an unknown person fired a shot.


The round traveled from west to east and entered apartment 302, police say.

The round went through the exterior wall, through a closet door, and came to rest in the closet. 

Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at 570-459-3890.