BEAUMONT, Texas — A father was rushed to the hospital after being shot when he and his children were confronted by three masked men at their home in Beaumont's South End. 

The shooting happened at 11:33 a.m. Sunday at home in the 800 block of Pipkin Street. When police arrived at the home, they found a man inside a back bedroom who had been shot multiple times.

Both Beaumont Police and Lamar University Police responded to the scene. 

The victim told officers he and his two children arrived home and were confronted by three men in masks. One of the suspects shot him and they ran out the front door. 

The suspects were picked up by a black male in a gray SUV. 

Beaumont South End shooting possible getaway car 1-5-2020
Beaumont Police

The children inside the home were not injured.

One of the bullets went through a neighbor's window. Thankfully, no one was at home at the time of the shooting.

Residents nearby were afraid to interview out of fear of retaliation. One neighbor who spoke off camera said the victim did not deserve this. Other neighbors said they were confused and angry. 

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The victim was transported to the hospital by EMS and would have to have surgery.   

The preliminary investigation revealed a gun, and possibly a large amount of money was stolen.  

Detectives have reason to believe the motive may have involved illegal narcotics.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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Press Release

Beaumont Police Detectives are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 11:33 AM, in the 800 block of Pipkin Street. 

Officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Pipkin and located a 30 year old Beaumont man in a bedroom that was suffering from gunshot wounds.  He told officers he and his two children arrived home and entered the residence.  He was confronted by three black males in masks. One of the male suspects shot him and they ran out the front door. The suspects were picked up by a black male in a gray SUV.  (see attached picture of suspect vehicle)

The victim was transported to the hospital by EMS and would have to have surgery.   

The children were not injured, but one of the bullets went through the window of a neighbor’s home.  

The preliminary investigation revealed a gun, and possibly a large amount of money, was stolen.  Detectives have reason to believe the motive may have involved illegal narcotics.  

If you have information about this crime, contact Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS or download the P3 TIPS app and use your smartphone or tablet to submit your information. All tips are anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward. 

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