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Man dies after being shot in the head while leaving gas station in SW Houston, police say

HOUSTON – Police are investigating after a man was shot in the head while leaving a gas station in southwest Houston, police said. Officers said the man later died from his injuries.

Police said the shooting happened around 12:38 a.m. in the 10900 block of Beechnut.

According to the gas station attendant, the suspect went inside the convenience store to buy beer, but it was after midnight, so he was denied and walked outside.

Then the attendant said the victim bought cigarettes, walked back to his car and started driving away. However, it appeared the suspect was waiting and started shooting at the victim, according to the attendant. The victim then crashed into a sign at the gas station, police said.

Police said the shooter has not been caught. Officers are unsure if they knew each other before this confrontation.

The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Officers said they are reviewing nearby surveillance video for a description of the suspect.

This is a developing story.