Groves man killed, 1 person on life support following Port Arthur shooting

Published 12:26 pm Monday, March 11, 2024

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A shooting outside a Port Arthur lounge left one man dead, one on life support and one in stable condition, authorities said.

Port Arthur Police Department officers responded at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday to the 700 block of Procter Street near Opulence Lounge, where a shooting occurred.

The area is less than a block from the police station parking lot in Downtown Port Arthur.

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Robert Scott, 23, of Groves was fatally wounded and died at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont, Justice of the Peace Ben Collins Sr. said.

An autopsy has been ordered.

Two other people were injured, one of which is in the intensive care unit on life support, he added.

The other injured person is in stable condition.

Collins said the three people were all shot multiple times.

Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso said witnesses are cooperating with the investigation.

PAPD is asking for anyone with video of the shooting or with information to contact police.

Call Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas at 409-833-TIPS or download the P3 Tips app on a smart phone. Tips are anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

This marks the first homicide of the year in Port Arthur.

This is the second time in less than a year that gun violence occurred outside the nightclub.

Upwards of 400 people were outside the nightclub in July, police said, when a disturbance occurred and five people were injured, one critically.