Deputies: Shots fired in Walmart parking lot in Indian Trail after failed iPhone sale

Updated: Jun. 27, 2019 at 8:14 PM EDT
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INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (WBTV) - Deputies say shots were fired in the parking lot of a Walmart in Indian Trail Thursday afternoon.

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call shortly after 4 p.m. regarding shots fired in the parking lot of the Walmart in Indian Trail.

Upon arrival, deputies found the person who was allegedly firing shots in the direction of another person who reportedly fled the scene on foot.

Officials say there are currently no reported injuries and deputies have not yet received any reports of property damage.

Preliminary details have determined that the person who fired the shots and a female acquaintance had arranged to meet in the Walmart parking lot for the purpose of selling an iPhone to a person who replied through an online app.

They met in the parking lot and were discussing the phone transaction when deputies say the buyer reportedly snatched the phone from the seller’s hand and began running away.

The seller reportedly fired shots into the air and yelled for the fleeing person to stop.

At some point, the fleeing person fell to the ground and dropped the phone. He got up and continued running in the direction of Murphy Gas and is believed to have escaped from the area in a waiting car.

At this point, officials say no charges have been filed and detectives are working to identify the person who fled the scene.

Deputies are also working to obtain surveillance footage from Walmart and surrounding businesses. This investigation is ongoing.

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