A man driving to work Tuesday morning was shot as he stopped at an intersection north of Pine Forest in Orange County.
A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office tells 12News, Matthew G. McBroom of Vidor was shot in the cheek area of his face. The wound is considered non-life threatening.
The shooting happened around 6 a.m. A relative of the victim told 12News the victim was stopped at a stop sign at the end of 2802 at Aunt Sadie Ln. He noticed a white Dodge Van parked near a 2-story house. He heard a gunshot and realized he had been shot. He heard a second shot and sped off. He called 911 once he was away from the scene.
Investigators have not yet made an arrest. The Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said more information would be available later today.
From the Orange County Sheriff's Office...
On Monday, May 8th at 5:39 a.m. the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a shooting that occurred near the corner of FM 2802 and Aunt Sadie in north Vidor.
Upon further investigation, it was found that a 30 year old white male had been shot in the cheek area of his face and had been transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with non life threatening injuries.
The male subject told investigators he was driving on Aunt Sadie approaching FM 2802, when he observed what he thought to be a white Dodge Caravan, pulled into a lot and that the van looked suspicious.
He said as he was looking back toward the van and approaching the stop sign, he felt an object hit his face.
He drove a short distance to a friend’s house and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
The van was gone when officers’ arrived but Investigators are following several leads and at this time it appears this shooting is an isolated incident.
Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 883-2612 or CrimeStoppers at 833-TIPS or 833tips.com.