COLUMBUS, Ohio (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.
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.
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.