Estranged husband suspected in east Harris County fatal shootings, deputies say

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Crime Scene Investigation

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Investigators are searching for a man accused of one of two people found dead Monday morning at different locations within east Harris County. Officers suspect the first victim was shot by her 53-year-old estranged husband, Dep. Thomas Gilliland of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to the first call around 6 a.m. at a home in the 12300 block of Greencanyon Drive. Investigators said the gunman shot a 61-year-old woman and then drove away in a black Toyota Tacoma. The victim was pronounced dead at 6:20 a.m.

Investigators said the first victim was wearing a shirt bearing the name of a trucking company in the 12210 block of Kindred Drive, where deputies responded to reports of a second shooting moments later.  At the business, a man was shot. He was pronounced dead around 8:20 a.m.

The witness who called authorities said the second victim was shot by an unknown person who later fled.

Homicide investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are scoping out both scenes.

As of now, officers have not confirmed whether the two incidents are connected.

This is a developing story.

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