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Shooting in Orange neighborhood sends teen girl and boy to hospital

Orange Police are reaching out to the public and asking anyone with information to call the department at (409)-883 1026.

ORANGE, Texas — Investigators with the Orange Police Department are investigating a shooting that sent a teenage boy and girl to hospitals in Beaumont and Louisiana. 

It happened at a home in the 200 block of West Decatur Avenue around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

As of Wednesday morning police have not determined a motive or made any arrests but believe that the suspect or suspects are not from Orange.

When officers arrived at the home, they found a 13-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. She was taken to a Beaumont hospital with what appeared to be a non-life threatening wound according to Orange Police Captain Robert Enmon.

A 15-year-old boy was also shot in the shoulder and taken to a hospital in Sulphur, Louisiana Enmon told 12News. His wound appears to be non-life-threatening.

Police do not believe there is any danger to residents in the area.

"At this time, we do not believe our suspects are in town. We believe they have fled the area," he said.

Police are working with officers in Louisiana to identify any suspects he said.

Orange Police are reaching out to the public and asking anyone with information to call the department at (409)-883-1026.

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

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