Police said the gunmen tried to rob the three men in the parking lot of a strip club on Rankin Road just west of East Hardy Road near the North Freeway. Two of the three victims died.
Officers responded to the shooting just after 2 a.m. They said three victims tried to get into a strip club and were denied entry.
Then HPD said witnesses claim the trio started walking back to their cars and appeared to have been drunk. That’s when two other men approached them, demanding money.
When the victims said no, the suspects started shooting at them, police said. One of the victims was found dead at the scene.
Police said two others were taken to the hospital, where another died. The third victim is expected to survive.
Police are combing through surveillance video to track down the suspects. A suspect description has not been released.