Port Arthur Police respond to multiple shootings Thursday, make aggravated assault arrest

Published 12:42 am Friday, September 24, 2021

Port Arthur Police made an arrest Thursday night after a vehicle with two occupants was shot at by multiple firearms.

Authorities said the violence occurred at approximately 6:07 p.m. in the 3200 block of 8th Street.

Two male occupants were in the vehicle but were not hit, according to Sgt. George Clark.

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Arriving officers spoke with the victims, who provided the location and description of the suspected gunman. They also indicated they wished to file charges.

Investigation led to the arrest of a suspect at this location for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Port Arthur Police did not initially provide the name of the person arrested.

Clark said, after being given consent by a homeowner, officers located two handguns inside the location. Several unfired rounds inside two handguns matched shell casings found in the yard, according to Clark.

A motive for the shooting in not yet known, he said.

Separate car targeted

Following a Port Arthur shooting Thursday afternoon, EMS brought a victim to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Police Chief Tim Duriso said the shooting took place at approximately 2:35 p.m. in the 1700 block of Rev. Dr. Ransom Howard Street.

The victim, identified as a male, sustained injuries that are not life threatening, Duriso said.

A person at the scene told Port Arthur Newsmedia the victim’s car was shot multiple times.

Authorities have not released any other information at this time.