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Police say two people are dead and another person injured in a shooting at a gas station in Texas
Two teens killed, another teen and infant injured in a gas station shooting
Police in Texas say two teenagers have been killed and another teenager and an infant injured in a shooting at a gas station.
The shooting happened at about 8.15pm on Thursday in Hempstead, about 50 miles northwest of Houston.
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A city of about 13,000, Hempstead was chosen for an energy research and development park by the state of Texas that is due to become a reality in about a decade.
The shooting reportedly occurred as the teenagers were standing outside a store as a man tried to rob the location, prompting a brief standoff with the gas station security guard, according to KTRK.
The men exchanged gunfire with the security guard and the security guard was among the victims. The guard was not seriously injured.
The two teenage victims were shot and died at the scene, authorities said. One of the victims was a 17-year-old girl and the other was a 16-year-old boy.
A 19-year-old woman who was also in the parking lot was shot in the lower back and is being treated in a nearby hospital.
The two men being sought are described as black men in their mid-20s. Police recovered a handgun at the scene.
The local KHOU television station reported that the shooting happened at what it described as “a convenience store in Hempstead”.