2 men die, 1 hospitalized after homeowner shoots at drive-by suspects, officials say

HOUSTONAn attempted drive-by shooting Saturday morning turned deadly when the intended target shot back, officials said. 

Four men in a maroon Nissan sedan were driving in the 400 block of Glenburnie Drive near Mercedes Lane around 2:15 a.m. with the intention of shooting a man in his yard, police said. 

According to officers, the Nissan drove by the man's yard and the men started to shoot at the man.

Authorities said the man standing in his yard, who has a concealed handgun license, shot back at the car hit all three men in the vehicle. 

Houston police said the Nissan crashed into another vehicle. Police said three of the men got out the Nissan and continued to exchange gunfire with the homeowner. Police said the homeowner struck all three men.

Officials said one man died at the scene and a second man was taken to Memorial Hermann Northwest, where he was pronounced dead. The third man was taken to Ben Taub Hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries. 

The man who was standing in his yard was uninjured. 

Police are investigating. 

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