Port Arthur PD investigate nightclub shooting

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An investigation is underway after shots were fired at a Port Arthur nightclub early on Sunday morning leading to the discovery of several handguns, according to Port Arthur PD.

Just after 2 a.m., police responded to the 8500 block of 9th Avenue after reporting multiple gunshots. While at the scene, Sgt. Shawn Henry said officers learned a disturbance had occurred as subjects inside the club were cleared by security.

According to Henry, this altercation continued outside, where one of the subjects pointed a handgun at security and an innocent bystander who was also leaving the club. The subjects then drove off in a truck, firing several shots into the air as they speeded away, police said.

Officers pursued the vehicle, which was eventually stopped as it headed south on Memorial Boulevard, Henry said. Both subjects were arrested and identified as possible suspects, while two handguns were removed from the truck.

The suspects were released at the scene and the handguns were entered into evidence. The offense is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigations United of Port Arthur PD.



Jerry C. Greiner