Port Arthur teen shot during reported cell phone robbery

Port Arthur teen shot during reported cell phone robbery

Police are investigating an incident that left a 14-year-old with two gunshot wounds July 11, reports the Port Arthur Police Department. 

According to a news release from PAPD, officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of 5th Street in Port Arthur in reference to a shooting. Responding officers discovered that a 14-year-old male had been shot twice in the lower extremities. They also learned that the shooting had actually occurred at 5230 7th Street, Lakeview Pool. The victim told officers he had been shot by a black male subject who was attempting to steal the teen's cell phone. 

The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital and was listed in stable condition at the time of the release.

Police are investigating. 

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