Teen shot in leg in drug deal outside Walmart in Fairfield Twp.

Teen shot in leg in drug deal outside Walmart in Fairfield Twp.

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Dan Acton

UPDATE @ 5:55 p.m.:

Police are looking for the suspect who shot a teenager in his leg Saturday after they met up for a drug deal in the Walmart parking lot.

The 17-year-old male was shot around 3 p.m. while he was in the driver’s side of a car in the lot, 3201 Princeton Road. He then accelerated his vehicle and struck other vehicles and a shopping cart corral, Fairfield Twp. police Sgt. Brandon McCroskey said.

The suspect -- described as a male aged 16 to 19 -- fled the scene on foot. Police believe he was picked up by the same vehicle that dropped him off: a red 2007 Toyota Camry with a sunroof reported stolen Friday from Cincinnati with Ohio license plate number 423XVA.

The gunshot victim was taken to the West Chester Hospital. His injuries are not life threatening, McCroskey said.

The suspect, who stands between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 7 inches, weighs 135 pounds and has black curly hair and a black goatee. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket and dark sweatpants.

Dan Acton

FIRST REPORT:

Police are investigating after a reported shooting outside a Walmart in Fairfield Twp.

Fairfield Township Police were called at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday to the Walmart at 3201 Princeton Road.

According to scanner traffic, a person was shot in the leg during the incident.

Initial reports may have been drug-related.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

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