Police: Constables involved in Pa. shooting

HOKENDAUQUA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania are investigating a shooting that reportedly involved a state constable.

Emergency dispatchers in Lehigh County say the shooting occurred at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Whitehall Township.

Acting township police chief Ribello Bertoni told The (Easton) Express-Times (http://bit.ly/1l8pwuV ) that the constables were trying to serve a warrant.

He said the shooting remains "a very active investigation" and local police were working with state police and the district attorney's office, but declined to release other details.

The man, who police said sustained a single gunshot wound, was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital, where his condition wasn't immediately available.

Officials said constables, who serve court papers and transport criminals, are allowed to carry weapons.