Shooting victim collapses at neighbor's door

Beaumont police are investigating a shooting that happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.  

Beaumont Police Sgt. Rob Flores tells 12 News the shooting happened in the 1500 block of Fairway Street in north Beaumont.

Police dispatch received a call shortly after the shooting from a neighbor of the victim who said a man knocked on his doorway and collapsed.

The shooting victim was taken to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth.

Officers have not identified the victim, but did say he is 29-years-old.

Wednesday afternoon officers issued the following news release:

BPD is searching for suspects in an overnight shooting that took place in the 1500 block of Fairway.

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at about 8:38 pm, a homeowner in the 1600 block of Trinidad reported hearing several gunshots fired.  Moments later a twenty-nine-year-old Beaumont resident stumbled into her front door with a gunshot wound to the left side of his abdomen.  The homeowner did not know the victim. 

Beaumont EMS transported the victim to St. Elizabeth ER where doctors performed surgery for his wounds.  Medical staff listed him in stable condition following surgery. 

Investigators on the scene determined that the shooting took place at a residence in the 1500 block of Fairway.  Several people were present at the time of the shooting.  They fled prior to officers arriving.  Officers were able to locate several of those people, along with other witnesses.  They all stated that there was an exchange of gunfire between several people in front of the residence. 

Detectives interviewed witnesses and our Crime Scene Unit processed the scene and collected several pieces of evidence.  Several items inside the house where the shooting took place lead Detectives to believe that drugs were involved and are the possible motive for this shooting.



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