Details sketchy in Beaumont shootings

Details sketchy in Beaumont shootings

Beaumont police are investigating two shooting incidents that occurred within two days on Avenue A and in which the details remain somewhat vague, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

The first of the two shootings occurred on April 3. According to a news release from BPD, officers responded to the shooting at an apartment in the 4300 block of Avenue A at about 9:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found a 21-year-old shooting victim. He told officers that he answered a knock at the door and was confronted by a man armed with a handgun. The victim struggled with the assailant, who then reportedly fired three rounds into the apartment. Two of the rounds struck the victim in his upper body and leg causing non-life threatening injuries. The suspect then fled the area.

Beaumont EMS transported the victim to St. Elizabeth's emergency room where he was listed in stable condition.

The victim described the suspect as either a white male with a dark complexion or a black male with a light complexion, about 5-foot-6, weighing between 180 and 200 pounds, wearing all black with a black ski mask.

The victim was not very cooperative, police report, and did not volunteer much information about the incident. Detectives are working to determine the true circumstances that led up to the shooting and to locate the man responsible.

The following day, police were faced with similar circumstances, according to the department. The victim and possible witnesses of a violent incident again offered very little information surrounding the details that led to the shooting of a 39-year-old Beaumont man, reports BPD.

According to a news release from BPD, at about 3:32 p.m. on April 4, patrol officers responded to the Beaumont EMS Station located in the 3200 block of Avenue A in reference to a victim of a shooting. Officers arrived and reportedly discovered that the 39-year-old man was suffering from a possible gunshot wound to his buttocks. EMS personnel stated that two females dropped off the victim, then left. EMS transported the man to St. Elizabeth's Hospital Emergency Room where he was alert and conscious when taken to surgery. ER staff listed him in stable condition at the time of the release.

The two women who originally dropped the victim off at the EMS Station eventually arrived at the hospital emergency room. Officers interviewed them and the victim. All reportedly gave very limited information.

Police report that it appears the three had gone to a house somewhere near the intersection of Virginian at Avenue A. The victim went into the house for "some type of transaction," police stated in the news release. An argument reportedly broke out, and the man ran from the house. That is when an unknown subject allegedly fired the shot that struck the man. None of the three could give any description of the suspect or the house at which the incident occurred.