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Man robbed, shot while meeting woman he met online

Published: Saturday, Jan. 30 2016 8:50 p.m. MST

An 18-year-old man was accidentally shot after meeting up with a girl he first came to know online.

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WEST VALLEY CITY — An 18-year-old man was accidentally shot after meeting up with a girl he met online.

The meeting was planned at an apartment complex near 3200 W. 3600 South. When the man arrived, he saw the woman there with another man, and both got into the man's car, said West Valley Police Lt. Dalan Taylor.

The man who was with the woman pulled a gun on the other man and robbed him, but a struggle ensued when the victim was trying to get the gun, Taylor said. The gun discharged a bullet during the struggle, and it grazed the victim's head.

Taylor said the man and woman ran from the car were still at large Saturday night.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

— Wendy Leonard

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