Man killed when internet sale goes wrong in the south suburbs

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CHICAGO -- A man was killed during a sale set up on the internet.

The incident occurred late Thursday night  on White Oak Lane in south suburban University Park.

Police say a couple went to the area to sell something arranged on the website, ""

When they arrived, they were robbed by three people. One of them shot and killed Kevin Jarrett of Kankakee.

The suspects got away.

A statement released by a LetGo spokesperson, the website said they are working with local law enforcement to help in the investigation:

This is an unimaginable tragedy. Our team is working with local law enforcement to assist with their investigation.

letgo's highest priority will always be the trust and safety of our users. That's why we've built things like in-app chat; user profiles, ratings and reviews; and account verification into the app. We also proactively share tips with users about how to buy and sell securely. Most importantly, we always encourage users to choose a public meeting place like a coffee shop, supermarket, bank lobby or shopping mall.

We use a combination of human and artificial intelligence to help moderate our marketplace. And we ask our user community to help us by flagging content or other users that raise concerns. When they do, we quickly take the appropriate action, which might include removing items and/or permanently blocking a user, in extremely rare cases where it's necessary.

University Park police are asking anyone with information to contact police at 708-235-4803.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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