Three hoodie-wearing thugs in Allentown, Pennsylvania thought that a 50-year-old man by himself would be an easy target.

They chose the wrong guy.

An Allentown man shot and killed one of three young men who tried to rob him in front of his home Wednesday night, witnesses said.

Five to seven shots rang out about 10:35 p.m. in the 600 block of Westminster Street, a block south of Hanover Avenue. Two of the males ran off and the third was shot and killed.

Witnesses and neighbors said the shooter, a man in his 50s, had a license to carry a firearm and the would-be robbers appeared to be in their teens.