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Police investigating after Port Arthur apartment shooting victim shows up at ER

Officers learned that the victim, who arrived at the hospital in a private vehicle, was shot while at the Horizon Apartment Complex.
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BEAUMONT, Texas — Police in Port Arthur are investigating after a 21-year-old man showed up at a Port Arthur emergency room with a gunshot wound.

Officers were sent to the emergency room at the Southeast Texas Medical Center at about 9:20 p.m. Monday night after the Port Arthur man arrived with a gunshot wound to his upper torso according to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department.

Officers learned that the victim, who arrived at the hospital in a private vehicle, was shot while at the Horizon Apartment Complex at 1401 Poole Avenue.

The man was later flown by helicopter to Hermann Memorial Hospital Houston where he was last listed in fair condition the release said.

The Port Arthur Police criminal investigations division is investigating the shooting.

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

From a Port Arthur Police Department news release…

On November 18, 2019 at 9:18 p.m., officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the Southeast Texas Medical Center, 2555 Jimmy Johnson Blvd., in reference to a shooting victim.  

Upon arrival and through further investigation, it was determined that the 21 year old male Port Arthur resident was shot in his upper torso area while at the Horizon Apartment Complex, 1401 Poole Avenue. 

The victim was taken to the hospital by private vehicle.  

He was later life-flighted to Hermann Memorial Hospital Houston where he was last listed in fair condition.  

This incident is currently under investigation by the Port Arthur Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

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