Beaumont police are investigating a Friday-evening shooting at Lefler Park on Comstock Road in the city's North end.
Some people who live down the street from the park say they hear gunshots on a regular basis. Police believe they know why.
"It's very secluded out here, and because of that we get a lot of people coming out here partying, just because of the fact that it's not on the regular beaten path," Officer Doug Kibodeaux told 12 News Saturday.
Evidence markers were still seen on the ground at the park Saturday morning. One woman said she heard as many as 16 shots ring out Friday evening, when Kibodeaux says a man was shot at the park.
"I know he had wounds to the right forearm and the groin," he said.
Kibodeaux says several people were in the park when an argument broke out and one of them pulled out a gun and fired shots, hitting one man multiple times. He says one of the men there then drove the victim to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, where as of Saturday he remains in critical condition.
"He basically put the guy that was shot, put him in a car and took him to the hospital, and stayed there with him until police got there," Kibodeaux said.
The victim and the man who helped him have not been identified. And police are still searching for those involved in the shooting that neighbors say is an all too common occurrence in a place where children once played. Investigators hope to learn more about what happened after they are able to talk to the man who was shot.