Three dead, including the shooter, Houston auto shop, police say

Houston police are investigating a double murder and suicide scene at 14300 South Post Oak Road on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.

(Yi-Chin Lee /Houston Chronicle via AP)

A man walked into a Houston auto shop where he used to work on Friday and fatally shot two employees before going outside and killing himself, police said.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, entered Bemer Plus about 4 hours, and officials received a call minutes later about “a shooting in progress,” Executive Assistant police chief Troy Finner said in a press conference.

Several people, including customers and other employees, were in the shop when the shooting happened, Finner said.

“It is very, very sad this time of the year and for part of the year that we lose three citizens,” Finner said. “I ask our great citizens of this city, to pray for the victims here and their families.”

Michael and Shedrique Williams told Houston’s Fox 26 that they believe that a relative of them was one of the victims.

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“This is his heart here. He would never a day of work or nothing like that,” Michael Williams said.

Houston police didn’t immediately release the names of the two other people who died. The motive for the shooting is not clear.

The southwest Houston store specializes in used BMW sales and repairs.

Hours after the shooting, detectives were still at the scene investigating.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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