Police: Toddler injured, life-flighted in Port Arthur after Friday night shooting

Published 1:19 am Saturday, July 17, 2021

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A 1-year-old child was injured Friday evening during a Port Arthur shooting, authorities said.

According to the Port Arthur Police Department, officers were called at approximately 7:35 p.m. to the 2100 block of Evergreen Drive in reference to a drive-by shooting

On scene, they found a 1-year-old child with a gunshot wound. The baby was life-flighted to a Houston hospital for medical care.

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Read here as family member walks Port Arthur Newsmedia through the scene of the shooting.

While the shooting is still under investigation, the department said a suspect vehicle is a four-door gray or silver passenger car.

Police Chief Tim Duriso said the shooting took place after a group of assailants walked to the area and fired shots. Police are not initially sure of the suspects’ ages. There are reports of multiple people injured.

Read here as Police Chief Tim Duriso updates the investigation.

Police also announced investigation of house shooting that took place less than 30 minutes later.

Officers responded to the 3100 block of 18th Street in reference to deadly conduct. When officers arrived at approximately 7:57 p.m., they observed the home was struck multiple times by gunfire.

The residence was occupied at the time of the shooting, but police said no one was injured.