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Police: 2 Miami students shot after arranged sale of vehicle

Published: Oct. 5, 2016 at 12:20 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2016 at 12:20 AM EDT
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OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - Two Miami University students were shot and wounded in an apparent robbery at a house near campus.

According to police, two male suspects came to the house in the 200 block of North Campus Avenue to complete a prior arranged sale of a vehicle. During that transaction one suspect pulled out a firearm and fired three rounds at the victims.

Oxford police said the two male students were found shot about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The suspects then fled the area in an unknown direction with an undetermined amount of cash.

The shooting occurred about two blocks from campus, prompting university officials to send out an alert warning students.

Both victims suffered gunshot wounds to their legs. The students were taken to local hospitals and are expected to recover, according to police.

Their names, ages and other details were not released.

Police searched the home late Tuesday and announced they were looking for two male suspects.

According to police, on suspect is a white male, approximately 5'1-" and 150 pounds. The other suspect is a black male with dreadlocks, approximately 5'11" and 190 pounds.

Police said this incident was not a random act and that the victims were specifically targeted.

Oxford police are working with campus police as they continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call Oxford police: 513-524-5240.

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