A man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the abdomen Sunday evening.

According to Beaumont Police, at 5:42 p.m. the victim, a 57 year old Beaumont man, was talking to an employee outside at the M&M Express off Washington Avenue when they suddenly heard shots fired.

The man who was speaking to the employee realized he had been shot in the abdomen and was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Elizabeth hospital. He was taken into surgery in critical condition.

Witnesses at the scene and the victim said they heard four or five shots but did not see anything.
If you have any information call the Beaumont Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 8-3-3 TIPS.

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