A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition after they were shot in the driveway of a northeast Houston home early Sunday morning.

Harris County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene around 2 a.m. in the 3200 block of Mohawk Street near Bentley Street.

They found a man -- identified as Juan Castro, 42 -- his wife and their friend -- identified as Raquel Estrada, 47 -- outside the residence.

Authorities say Estrada was meeting the couple at their residence and was parked in the driveway when they pulled up in their car.

That's when a group of men in a beige, four-door car stopped at the end of the driveway, got out of the vehicle and demanded money.

The suspects then shot Castro, critically injuring him. Authorities say Estrada then tried to flee in her vehicle, but the suspects fired at her car multiple times, causing her to crash into a ditch.

One of the suspects then walked up to the vehicle and shot her, police said. She died at the scene.

Castro's wife was able to avoid being hit in the shooting by hiding underneath the couple's car.

Investigators are trying to determine whether the incident may have been premeditated. Officials say the suspects fled the scene in a beige, four-door sedan.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call the HCSO homicide division at (713)-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at (713)-222-8477.