A man in Indianapolis was recently shot after he arranged a date with someone he had been communicating with on the web.
While turning to the online world to find dates has become a common practice for many love seekers, there is always a risk when it comes to meeting complete strangers.
A man in Indianapolis was recently shot after he arranged a date with someone he had been communicating with on the web. 34-year-old Steven Brown had arranged a rendezvous with a person online who he believed to be a female by the name of “Desire”.
The pair agreed to meet on a recent Tuesday at 1 in the morning, but when Brown showed up, another man opened his car door and took hold of his face. The terrified victim then heard a gunshot and slammed on the gas pedal in order to get away from the scene.
Brown immediately drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his forearm. The bullet had reportedly gone all the way through his arm.
Brown claimed he stumbled across the woman named "Desire” in a chat room called Chocolate City. Police have not released any information as to whether there are any known suspects at this time, but no arrests have been made.