Indianapolis News and Headlines


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.


Download the new and improved RTV6 app to get the latest news on the go and receive alerts to your phone

Sign up to have the latest news headlines delivered straight to your email inbox