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PAPD: Beaumont man arrested after shooting sends 2 to Trauma Center

A fight escalated into a broad daylight, Saturday afternoon shooting in Port Arthur, police said.

PAPD officers were dispatched at approximately 1:21 p.m. to the incident at the Prince Hall apartment complex, located at 914 W. 14th Street.

Arriving officers found a shooting victim between two apartments on the west side of the complex.

Another victim arrived to the police station, “where she collapsed from her injuries,” police reported.

During the investigation it was discovered two victims and a gunman were “involved in a physical altercation” leading one man to produce a hand gun and shoot the two victims, authorities said.

Both victims were taken to the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth Trauma Center as a result of their injuries.

Police Chief Tim Duriso said a suspect was located in a near-by apartment, arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Duriso said the suspect is a 27-year-old Beaumont man.

Police did not immediately release the suspect’s name.