70-Year-Old Detroit High School Girls' Basketball Coach Shoots Attackers

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The 70-year-old girls' basketball coach of a Detroit high school shot two teenage attackers who tried to rob him as he was escorting two players to their cars, police said.

The coach was allegedly approached by two men who brandished a gun at him as he was walking two players to their cars near Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School Friday night, ABC's Detroit affiliate WXYZ-TV reported.

The coach, who police said has a concealed pistol license and is reportedly a reserve police officer, then pulled out his gun and shot at his attackers.

One of the attackers died from the shooting, while the other was rushed to the hospital, WXYZ reported.

Both of the coach's alleged attackers attended Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, but one of the students had recently been expelled and was not allowed to be on school grounds, WXYZ reported.

The coach was not a teacher at the school.

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