Man critically injured from shooting during social media sale


    A 25-year-old man was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot while attempting to purchase merchandise that was posted on social media. The shooting happened Wednesday evening March 6, 2019. (WSYX/WTTE)

    A man was shot and robbed while attempting to pay for an item that was posted for sale on social media, per Columbus Police.

    Officers responded to the intersection of East 21st Avenue and Ontario Street, in northeast Columbus, on a report of a shooting just after 9:30 Wednesday evening.

    When they arrived, they found 25-year-old Kyle Haseley had been shot. He was rushed to an area hospital in life-threatening condition.

    Columbus Police said Haseley went to the area to meet a purchase merchandise from a seller on a social media sales site. Witnesses told police that the gunman took money from the victim after shooting him.

    Person in critical condition after shooting near Linden

    Columbus Division of Police are investigating a shooting that injured one person Wednesday evening. Officers responded to a report of a shooting in intersection of East 21st and Cleveland Avenue just after 9:30 p. m. Police found the victim in the middle of the intersection suffering from a gunshot wound.

    The incident remained under investigation.

    Police say anyone wanting to buy items off social media should meet in a safe place. Columbus Police, and many other local police agencies, have areas designated for sales initiated online.

    Columbus Police designate internet exchange areas

    Buying or selling something online? The city of Columbus has labeled areas at five CPD sub-stations as spots where people can complete sales originated online or through social media. "Internet Purchase Exchange Zones" are available at the following addresses: Station #1 - 4560 Karl Rd.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident was asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-8477.

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