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Buyer shoots seller trying to rob them during online sale near West Nashville Kroger

(Fox 17 News)

UPDATE: (7:50 p..m)

Metro Police said a buyer turned the tables on a seller who was trying to rob them near West Nashville Kroger while meeting up for an online sale.

Police Lt. Matt Sears said the two people were meeting up for the purchase of a vehicle -- but at one point the seller brandished a gun and tried to rob the buyer. But, police said the buyer had a gun of their own and shot the seller.

The seller ran across the parking lot before collapsing near the entrance of the grocery store. The suspect was transported to the hospital where they are in critical condition.

A spokesperson for Kroger said the actual shooting happened off its property and ran towards the grocery story for help.

It's one of three shootings in Nashville on Thursday afternoon and evening. Two people were killed in two separate shootings in South Nashville.

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Metro Police are investigating a shooting near Kroger in West Nashville.

Communications confirmed one person was shot near the grocery store at Oceola Avenue and Charlotte Pike Thursday evening.

Right now, part of the crime scene includes Kroger's parking lot. The store is closed at this time.

This is the third shooting of the night in Nashville.

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