3 injured at a Bellaire Boulevard gas station

Houston police are investigating after a shooting at a gas station left three people in the hospital early Monday morning.

The shooting happened around 4:17 a.m. in the 11800 block of Bellaire Boulevard.

Officers arrived and found an SUV with multiple bullet holes near a gas pump. A man with multiple gunshot wounds was found in the vehicle.

He was taken to hospital and, according to the latest information available, he is in critical condition.

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While officers were conducting surveillance, police say they found two women behind the gas station. One had been shot in the hand and the other in the thigh. They were both taken to hospital as well.

Police say it appears the three injured people were in the SUV with a fourth man who ran from the scene. They would all be around 18 years old.

Police say there was some sort of transaction between the people in the SUV and someone in a brown car.

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Police say someone got out of the brown car and walked toward the SUV. At one point, police said someone else in the brown car opened fire on the SUV and the person who got out ran toward the brown car before driving away.

The investigation is still ongoing and police say they have good leads.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Assaults at (713) 308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.