A Harris County, Texas, teenager was shot while meeting with a potential buyer for his PlayStation 5 on Sunday afternoon, according to Fox 26.
This is horrible, friends. 🙏 A 19-year-old was meeting someone who expressed interest in buying a PlayStation 5 from him and ended up shot in northwest Harris County, deputies said. #abc13 #hounews https://t.co/cwYi5BV09j
— Steve Campion (@SteveABC13) November 29, 2021
The 19-year-old victim was selling the approximately $500 videogame system on the 8300 block of Gros Ventre Lane, Fox 26 reported. The buyer reportedly shot the seller in an apparent attempt to take the PlayStation 5 and leave the scene.
The suspect escaped but did not manage to steal the PlayStation 5, according to ABC 13. Meanwhile, the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he reportedly remains in stable condition, with a gunshot wound to his side.
The Harris County shooting continues a trend of violence over the holiday season. Three people were shot at a North Carolina shopping mall on Black Friday, including a 10-year-old boy who was hit by a ricochet bullet. (RELATED: Two Teens Shot At Haunted Hayride)
When reached for comment, a spokesperson for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the victim is in “good stable condition” and said “investigators urge anyone buying or selling with online apps to be diligent on where they meet with a potential buyer or seller.”