Man found beaten outside Gulf Gate bar

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SARASOTA, Fla. - Police hope an alert witness description can lead them to the man who pummeled another man unconscious early Saturday.

Sarasota County deputies say the found the victim lying unconscious in the 6600 block of Gateway Avenue in the Gulf Gate area just after 2:30am Saturday.

They say a witness told them that another man had repeatedly slammed the victim's head into the pavement.

The injured man was flown to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment in the trauma center.

The witness says that the attacker drove off in a Lincoln MKX SUV with a possible tag of HC57896.

Anyone with information about this investigation can contact Crime Stoppers at 941-366-TIPS.