Authorities are investigating after a security guard was beaten and shot in northwest Harris County.

Deputies say they are searching for two men who beat and shot a security guard in the 900 block of Cypress Station. We're told the guard approached the two men who were loitering when they jumped the guard, took his gun and shot him.

The security guard was transported to the hospital. No word on his condition.

According to deputies, the only description of the suspects at this time is two black men who fled on foot.

No other details were immediately available.