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Investigation underway after shots fired at Port Arthur nightclub

It happened early Sunday, Nov. 28 morning, shortly after 2 a.m.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — An investigation is currently underway by Port Arthur Police after shots were fired at a club early Sunday, Nov. 28 morning.

It happened shortly after 2 a.m. Port Arthur Police were called to the 8500 block of 9th Avenue in reference to shots being fired.

Responding officers learned that a disturbance that happened inside a club led to security putting some of the occupants out, according to a Port Arthur Police Department release. The disturbance continued outside the club with occupants and security.

During the disturbance, a suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at security and one other person, according to the release. The suspects are accused of then leaving in a truck and firing several shots into the air.

Police got a description of the vehicle, located it and stopped it on Memorial Boulevard. Those inside the vehicle were detained and identified as possible suspects. Two handguns were recovered inside the truck.

The suspects were later released, but the handguns were taken as evidence.

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

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From a Port Arthur Police Department release: 

Date: 11/28/21

Time: 2:02AM

Location: 8500 Blk 9th Ave.

Incident: Deadly Conduct

On the above date and time Officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to above location in reference to a report of shots fired. While on scene Officers learned that a disturbance had occurred with subjects inside a club and were put out by security. The disturbance continued outside with subjects and security. At some point, one of the subjects pointed a handgun at security and an innocent bystander who had exited the club. The subjects then left in a truck subsequently firing several shots into the air. A description was given and the vehicle was located and stopped by Officers southbound on Memorial Blvd. Subjects were detained and identified as possible suspects and two handguns were recovered. The suspects were released at the scene and the handguns were placed into evidence. This offense is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Port Arthur Police Dept.

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