2 teen brothers shot while trying to rob 2 men working on public lighting pole
Two teenagers were shot when they tried to rob men working on a public lighting pole on Detroit’s west side Thursday night, according to Detroit police.
The men, both 59, were in an alley between Cloverlawn and Northlawn, north of Schoolcraft, about 9 p.m. when the teens, who are 16-and 17-year-old brothers, pulled out a weapon and said they were robbing the men.
One of the men, who has a license to carry a concealed pistol, shot both teens, police said.
The teens were hospitalized, with the 16-year-old listed in critical condition and the 17-year-old listed in temporary-serious condition, police said.
The men were questioned and released, and the teens are in police custody, police said.
A weapon was recovered, but police did not say what kind it is.