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UPDATE: PAPD investigate shooting death

Port Arthur Police are investigating a shooting death of a man who was found deceased behind a business Tuesday morning.

PAPD Maj. Raymond Clark said they received the call about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. It is believed the victim had been deceased for several hours.

A separate area in the 4000 block of Gulfway Drive is blocked of by police as they collect evidence possibly connected to the murder.

  Clark said the victim appears to be a white male in his 40s. He has not been identified at this time.

Police also learned of a gunshot wound victim who went to a local hospital for treatment around midnight. The man has been transferred to a Houston hospital for treatment and the two shootings are likely related, Clark added.

Check back as more info becomes available.

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