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Port Arthur police officers found a 31-year-old, black, male Port Arthur gunshot victim with multiple gunshot wounds to his lower extremities after responding to a call of a shooting in the 3100 block of Seventh Street on Oct. 22.

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On Saturday, Oct. 20, around ‪5:37 p.m., the Vidor Police Department (VPD) was dispatched to the 2300 block of SH 12 in reference to a domestic disturbance with shots being fired.

Upon arriving, police found a woman and five children cowering down on the left side of a van. The woman stated that while she was driving, her husband had hit her and then had fired a gun once everyone had exited the vehicle. The female had a laceration on the right side of her face above her eye and there was fresh blood running down her face.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for suspects after two armed robbers got away with cash stolen from a local convenience store on Oct. 19, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to Sgt. Heather Rowe, two armed male subjects confronted an employee who was closing the business, located in the 6700 block of West Port Arthur Road, and demanded money. The employee complied and contacted police after the robbery. There were no injuries reported.

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Port Arthur Police found a 39-year-old male with a single gunshot wound in his abdomen on the night of Sunday, Oct. 21 after responding to a call about a shooting at 2000 block of 15th St. According toa press relase from Port Arthur Police, the 39-year-old victim was transported to southeast Texas Medical Center by ambulance, he was then life-flighted to St. Elizabeth Hospital with life threatening injuries. 

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A Port Arthur police car ran into a building in the 700 block of Gulfway Drive, in the early morning hours of Oct. 19.  According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the patrol unit was traveling eastbound on Gulfway in Port Arthur and traveled off the roadway for reasons unknown, hitting a utility pole before crashing into a building. 

The Port Arthur Police Department officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Factors in the crash are under investigation.

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