2 shot, 1 killed outside MLK High School in Detroit

2 shot, 1 killed outside MLK High School in Detroit

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

There was a deadly shooting Friday outside of Martin Luther King, Junior High School on Detroit's east side.

Police sources say two armed males tried to rob a coach leaving the school.  The coach, who has a concealed pistol license, fired shots killing one of the individuals and critically wounding the other.

Sources also tell us the two males previously attended the school.  One was expelled.

Click on the video player to watch reports from Fox 2's Ron Savage and Ronnie Dahl.

 Fox 2 has learned the 70 year old coach for the girl's basketball team was walking two students to their cars at the time of the attempted robbery. When one pulled a gun, the coach fired back, shooting both teens.

The shooting at the high school was not the only incident involving an older person protecting themselves with a firearm Friday in Detroit. Sources tell us, on the 15-thousand block of Grand River, east of Greenfield, a man attempted to rob an older man when he pulled out his weapon and fired. The suspect was shot. The man in this case was also licensed to carry a gun.

A 2002 survey shows gun ownership among people age 65 and older is on the rise. Firearms instructor Rick Ector has seen an increase of older people taking control of their personal safety, buying guns, and being trained on how to use them.

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