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5 suspects arrested in connection with deadly Exxon gas station shooting

Police say when officers arrived at the scene, two victims were found gunned down in the parking lot.
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Authorities investigate a double homicide on the corner of North Prairie Creek and Bruton Roads.

DALLAS — Updated at 4:36 p.m. Saturday with the names of the victims and suspects. 

Dallas police have arrested five suspects in connection with a double-homicide. 

According to authorities, Christopher Avila, 21; Luis Gonzalez-Muniz, 20; Laysha Garcia, 19; Dunia Figueroa, 18; and Jose Garcia, 18; all face a charge of capital murder.

They are accused of shooting and killing Jason Baez, 17, and Cristian Marmolejo, 21, Friday morning at a gas station parking lot. 

The deadly incident occurred around 6 a.m. near North Prairie Creek and Bruton roads, according to officials. 

Authorities say Laysha and Dunia were sitting in a vehicle with the victims when another car pulled up and parked directly in front of them. 

That's when the three armed men got out of their vehicle and confronted the victims, officials say. 

An altercation occurred and when Baez and Marmolejo attempted to run away, they were shot multiple times by the suspects, according to detectives. 

Baez and Marmolejo were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police say the three men, along with Laysha and Dunia, then got into a red Charger and fled the scene. 

Shortly after the shooting, investigators say the suspects lost control of their vehicle and crashed near the 8900 block of Shorelark Drive. 

All five suspects were found hiding in a shed just a few blocks from where they crashed, police say.  

Authorities transported the suspects to DPD headquarters for questioning and arrested them. 

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