, Port Arthur, Texas

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April 5, 2011

PAPD investigates murder/suicide

PORT ARTHUR — A Monday evening shooting that left two people dead in Port Arthur is being investigated as a murder/suicide.

Port Arthur Police Sgt. Scott Gaspard identified one of the victims as Anna Tran, 33, of Port Arthur. The name of the 52-year-old male involved in the incident has not been released pending notification of next of kin. Gaspard said the male victim has a current address in Groves but believes the man’s family lives in Florida.

Police said Tran and the male victim were friends but do not know the extent of their relationship.

PAPD were called to a home in the 3000 block of Eighth Street about 9:56 p.m. April 4 in relation to a shooting. While at the home they found the female resident and the male deceased from gunshot wounds.

 Police canvassed the neighborhood and, on preliminary investigation, have no information to suggest the presence or involvement of any other person in the incident.

Justice of the Peace Mark DeRouen is conducting an inquest and autopsies have been ordered.

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