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Craigslist deal ends in gunfire

Posted at 7:36 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 09:45:15-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- It was a Craigslist deal that could have turned deadly.

The victim wanted to buy a car and went to the website to find one.

When the seller and a companion showed up, the victim didn't want the car anymore.

According to the victim, one of them got out a gun and started shooting.

The victims went inside the home.

At least eight rounds struck the house and police found at least a dozen spent shell casings in the street.

Officers suggest that you trust your own instincts if you're buying and selling off Craigslist.

Meet in a public place, not at your home, and take a friend.

Craigslist officials say violent crime incidents surrounding deals from its site are very low.

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