HAZLETON, Pa. -- In the early morning hours of 2:30, Monday, March 20th, Hazleton Police responded to 44 East Broad Street in Hazleton for a report of shots fired.
Upon arrival, an adult female was encountered after having been stabbed multiple times in her chest.
The female was a victim of a domestic assault.
Police say 35-year-old, Nelson Hernandez-Rivera stabbed the adult female multiple times in the chest.
A Uniformed Security Guard intervened and Rivera sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.
Both the victim and the actor, are being treated at local trauma centers.
The Hazleton City Police are being assisted by the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office.
Assisting at the crime scene was the Pennsylvania State Police Forensic Services Unit, the West Hazleton Boro Police, Butler Township Police and the Sugarloaf Twp. Police.
Any one who witnessed the event is asked to dial 911 or can phone in any anonymous tips to text, "TIPS" to 274637 or at Submit a tip on www.hazletonpolice.com.