HOUSTON (KIAH) — A shooting at a convenience store in southeast Houston has left one man dead.

Police were called to the store at the 12000 block of Nyack Drive near the Gulf Freeway just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim, who is not identified pending notification of family members, was taken by ambulance to the hospital in critical condition. He was later declared dead at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake Hospital.

HPD officers were told that the victim and a friend were meeting with two other men in the parking lot, but while they were talking, another masked man approached and all three men pulled guns on the victim and his friend in a robbery attempt.

Police said they exchanged words and as the driver tried to leave, shots were fired, hitting the driver. The driver shot back and struck one of the suspects.

Police said the suspects fled after the shooting, as well as a passenger in the vehicle fled on foot. One of the suspects was driven by private vehicle to HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland, where he was then transported to Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center.

No charges have been filed yet and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.