2 dead, 1 injured during shooting at Conroe shopping center

Two men were shot and killed in a Conroe parking lot and another was left injured, according to police.

It happened at a shopping center near Crighton Road and I-45 North Wednesday afternoon in front of the Whistle Stop Cafe.

Police said the two men, who were described as being in their early 20s, were found shot to death in the parking lot. Police said the third man was sent to the hospital.

“He is alive,” confirmed Sgt. Jeff Smith with Conroe police, who said the third man was sent to the hospital with one gunshot wound to his upper body.

It’s unclear what led up to the shooting and no suspect information was immediately released. Police said they are still reviewing surveillance video from nearby stores.

“There was a lot of people in the parking lot,” said Smith. “Most of these businesses were open.”

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Conroe police at 936-522-3200.

“This is very rare,” said Smith. “Our community is very safe, this is a very busy business district. We get very few calls here, other than your criminal mischief. Maybe a break-in or two in the cars, but this is a relatively quiet business area.”

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