UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway - 3400 Block of 17th Street

                                                                                                                       NEWS RELEASE 24-019 - May 18, 2024

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UPDATE: The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 3400 block of 17th Street early Saturday morning.

Deputies initially responded to the Tallywood Centre Plaza at approximately 3:30am where they observed a large crowd with multiple shooting victims in the parking lot. One victim, Tommie L. Battie IV (10/3/1999), was pronounced deceased at the scene. Four additional victims were transported to local hospitals in both Manatee and Sarasota counties. There is no further update on any of the other victim’s conditions.

One eastbound lane of 17th Street between Tallywood Drive and Beneva Road was shut down during part of the investigation.

This appears to be an isolated incident. Anyone with information related to this shooting is encouraged to contact the SCSO Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900 or Sarasota Crimestoppers at 941-366-8477. This remains an active criminal investigation.