Police investigate Port Acres shooting; 2 suspects sought

Published 2:18 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Authorities believe two males exchanged gunfire early Monday evening at a Port Arthur motel.

No arrests have been reported, and authorities have not released suspect information or a known motive for the shootout.

Port Arthur Police Department Det. Mike Hebert said 911 received a shooting report at approximately 5:45 p.m. Monday from Royal Inn, 3015 Texas 73 in the city’s Port Acres community.

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Authorities believe the shooting took place in the motel parking lot. It is unknown if anyone was struck.

Both gunman had left the scene prior to PAPD officers’ arrival.

Investigators are actively following leads in an attempt to locate those involved.