DETROIT -

A Detroit Public Lighting worker used his handgun Thursday night to shoot at two young men who tried to rob him and his coworker while they were working at Schoolcraft and Cloverlawn Avenue on the city's west side, police said.

The DPL worker's gunfire struck the suspects who were then taken to a hospital.

The city worker had a license to carry a sidearm.

One suspect, a 16-year-old, was listed in critical condition. The other, 17, was listed in temp-serious condition.

Police say the two teens are brothers. They say the suspects robbed the workers once Thursday night and went back to the area to rob them again. That's when the worker used his gun.

The suspects are in police custody. The city workers were not harmed.