Five shot, one dead after Club Rumba shooting

Published 12:24 pm Saturday, December 9, 2017

BEAUMONT — A shooting at a Beaumont nightclub has left five people shot and one dead early Saturday morning.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Beaumont officers responded to a disturbance at Club Rumba, 3684 College St., Suite B where witnesses said a fight broke out inside the club and continued into the parking lot. Multiple people retrieved firearms and began shooting at each other, according to a press release from the Beaumont Police Department.

Five people suffered gunshot wounds. One victim, Ronald Livings, 27, was brought by private vehicle to Baptist Hospital and died from his injuries.

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A 26-year-old man was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont and taken into surgery. He is expected to live. The other victims were treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is in the early stages. Detectives are still taking statements and trying to locate witnesses that left the scene without speaking to officers.

If you have information about this investigation and did not speak with officers, call 409-880-3865.

If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS. You can submit tips with your cell phone by downloading the P3 TIPS App.  All tips are anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.