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Police: Craigslist meetup ends with 3 shot on Vine Street

Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 9:58 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2021 at 5:33 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - An attempted robbery during a Craigslist exchange ended in an exchange of gunfire and all three people involved hospitalized, Cincinnati police say.

Police responded to the 3700 block of Vine Street in front of Vine Street Cemetery about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday for the reported shooting.

A man arrived alone to meet two men to get something he bought off Craigslist, according to Lt. Patrick Caton.

The two men tried to rob the man who came alone at gunpoint, but he drew his weapon to defend himself, Lt. Caton said.

Gunfire was exchanged.

The man who drew his weapon to defend himself stayed at the scene while the other two left.

He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The two other men arrived the hospital in a private vehicle and also are expected to recover.

Police believe they have identified everyone involved in the incident and are not currently looking for other suspects.

District 5′s Investigative Unit is continuing to investigate.

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