Man shot in leg while allegedly selling phone at 3 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A 21-year-old man told police he was selling a cellphone at 3 a.m. in a parking lot when he was shot in the leg by the buyers.

The victim told officers he was selling a phone on and arranged to meet three potential buyers in the parking lot of an apartment complex, 25 E. 700 South, said Salt Lake Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer. At some point during the transaction, the seller was shot in the leg, he said.

Others in the apartment complex who heard the shot called 911. Police found the man in a commons area of the complex. He was on the phone, but not with 911, Shearer said.

The man was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. Shearer said the man has not been very cooperative with investigators.

Police believe the three alleged potential buyers possibly drove away in a dark grey or black Dodge Durango or some other model of truck, with a shell.

Anyone with information on the shooting can call Salt Lake police at 801-799-3000.

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