Vidor man shot in cheek while in traffic

Published 6:28 pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Vidor man suffered a wound to his cheek after being shot while in traffic on Monday.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office received the call of the shooting at 5:39 p.m. near the corner of FM 2802 and Aunt Sadie in north Vidor, according to a press release from OCSO.

The 30-year-old victim, identified as Matthew G. McBroom, had been shot in the cheek area of his face and transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with non-life threatening injuries.

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The victim told investigators he was driving on Aunt Sadie approaching FM 2902 when he observed what he thought to be a white Dodge Caravan, pulled into a lot and that the van looked suspicious. He said he was looking back toward the van and approaching the stop sign and felt an object hit his face. He drove a short distance to a friend’s house and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

The van was gone when officers arrived but investigators are following several leads and at this time the shooting appears to be an isolated incident.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 883-2612 or CrimeStoppers at 833-TIPS or