Details scarce in Port Arthur drive-by near school, church

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Details are sparse in a drive-by shooting that occurred in the vicinity of a school and a church Monday night.

Port Arthur police said they are early into the investigation that began with a call of a suspicious person in the 3000 block of South Park, which is near Tyrrell Elementary School and Iglesia Apostolic Church.

A short time after the call, police dispatch was notified that several shots were fired at that location.

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PAPD Det. Sadie Guedry said an unknown amount of shots were fired that struck a home. No one was injured during the shooting and police have not released information regarding a motive for the shooting.

Police also did not comment on the caliber of weapon used in the shooting.

Police do believe the call of a suspicious person and the shooting are related but did not elaborate.

PAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division is handling the case.