Man shot in leg in Port Arthur

Man shot in leg in Port Arthur

On Jan 27, at 12:25 p.m., Port Arthur Police Department officers responded to a shooting at 1600 9th St, PAPD spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

Officers located a male victim with a gunshot wound in the 800 block of Stilwell Blvd. During the investigation, officers learned the victim went to the house at 1600 9th St. where he was confronted by two male subjects. One of the subjects produced a handgun and fired a single shot at the victim. The victim was struck in the upper thigh area.

Both suspects entered a black passenger car and left the area. The victim stumbled away and was found by officers at the Stilwell Ave location. The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. The victim was treated and released from the hospital shortly thereafter. The victim was uncooperative with Port Arthur Police Department investigators.

Port Arthur Police Department will continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with further information about this crime should contact PAPD's Criminal Investigation Division at (409) 983-8624. 

- Port Arthur Police Department