Media Advisory: Shooting Investigation

                                                                                                                           JANUARY 13, 2018

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation following an incident that took place early Saturday morning in Sarasota.

Deputies were first called at 3:08 a.m. to the Shell gas station located at 6000 N. Tamiami Trail for reports of a shooting. Two individuals were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

In addition to the reported shooting, detectives are investigating a vehicle crash at Edwards Drive and N. Tamiami Trail, allowing only one southbound lane of Tamiami Trail to be open at this time. Detectives are working multiple crime scenes to determine where the original incident took place and whether or not the shooting and crash are related. 

The investigation is complex and ongoing. We will release more information as it becomes available. 

Anyone with information related to either incident is asked to contact the agency’s Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900.