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19-year-old man selling shoes in Stow gets shot by buyer

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Feb 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-28 19:30:43-05

STOW, Ohio — The Stow Police Department is investigating the shooting of a 19-year-old man who was meeting another person to sell a pair of shoes Monday night.

According to Stow Police, it happened just before 7 p.m. in the 3400 block of Adaline Drive.

The man told officers he was meeting up with someone to sell a pair of shoes when he was shot by the potential buyer. Police said witnesses saw a dark-colored sedan drive away from the scene at a high rate of speed. The car headed north on Adaline Drive towards Graham Road. A specific description of the shooter and car wasn't provided.

"We are working on collecting video if there is video available, so if somebody does have video available of that area, we would encourage them to reach out to us," said Stow Captain Bryan Snavely.

The victim was shot in the arm and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. His injuries are considered non-life-threatening, police said.

If meeting people to buy or sell items, Snavely suggested going to a public place and going with someone. If you go alone, he said let someone "in your circle" know where you're heading.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call detectives at 330-689-5770.

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