A Port Arthur teen told police at the hospital that his bullet wound was the result of a drive-by shooting that happened early Friday morning.
A Port Arthur Police Department news release says the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. in the 5200 block of Gulfway Drive. The victim, 17, told police he was walking along the roadway when shots were fired from a passing vehicle. The victim ran to the nearby Lakeview Palms Apartments and called for help.
A police department spokesperson said the teen’s injuries are non-life-threatening.
Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department’s Crime Scene Unit took photographs and collected evidence for the investigation. No arrests have been made as of 7:30 a.m. Friday.
Anyone with information about the shooting can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers. The phone number is 409-833-TIPS (8477.)