Teen shot in cell phone sale gone awry

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 17-year-old is in serious condition at Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital after a meeting to sell a cell phone went wrong.

Authorities said the incident happened shortly after 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning outside of a IMPD district headquarters in the 1100 block of South Shelby Street.

They said the 17-year-old was meeting with prospective buyers to purchase their cell phone from an app called “Offer Up.”

It was shortly after the victim arrived at the location that he realized he was getting robbed. He was then be shot in an attempt to run away.

Authorities are still searching for the suspect.

If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.