Man in critical condition after being shot 3 times during Craigslist deal

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 23, 2014) – Indianapolis Metropolitan police say a man was shot multiple times on the east side Friday morning after arranging a deal on Craigslist.

It happened in the 3700 block of North Linwood Avenue Friday morning. The man was shot three times and is in critical condition at IU Health Methodist Hospital, police said.

Neighbors reported hearing five gunshots and said the victim was at the location–a vacant home–to make a deal for an iPhone on Craigslist.

IMPD said the victim tried to sell the cell phone to a suspect but was forced back inside his vehicle. A struggle ensued, and the victim was shot three times. Neighbors reported seeing a Dodge Charger or Challenger speeding away from the scene.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).