Early morning shooting investigation in Sarasota

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SARASOTA - The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning shooting in Sarasota.

The shooting was reported at 3:10 a.m., when a victim arrived at Manatee Memorial Hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds. It was reported that the shooting occurred in the area of Kay’s Lounge located at 4034 N. Washington Blvd., Sarasota.

The victim, Rickey Johnson, was transported to the hospital by a friend and was not seriously injured.

The suspect is described as an unknown black male, 5’11”, 200 pounds.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Criminal Investigations at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com or via text message by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).