Pair of Saturday night shooting

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One man is dead and at least three others were injured during a pair of Saturday night shootings in Port Arthur on March 30.

At about 3 a.m. Sunday morning, March 31, Port Arthur police said they responded to a gunfight between two groups of men at 901 Houston Ave. near the Old School Lounge. 

According to a press release, Marcus John “Big Country” Senegal was shot in the abdomen and another unnamed 34-year-old was shot in the lower leg. 

Senegal was later pronounced dead as a result of the shooting. 

As police were interviewing witnesses, police responded to the 900 block of West 14th Street to find two others seriously wounded, the press release said  — in what may have been in retaliation for the night’s earlier shooting.

An unnamed 19-year-old Port Arthur man was shot in the upper abdomen and was taken to Christus St. Mary Hospital before being taken by helicopter to UTMB Galveston. 

Another 55-year-old unnamed Port Arthur man was also found at the scene with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to Christus St. Mary for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the press release. 

Police are still investigating the shooting and ask anyone with knowledge of the crime’s perpetrator to contact the Port Arthur Police Department at (409)-983-8600

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