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Sarasota Police investigate 3rd shooting in past week in same area

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Police are investigating a late Tuesday night shooting on 33rd Street near Goodrich and Osprey avenues.

This is the third shooting in the past week in the area.

Police say the victims were walking westbound when a Mercury sedan drove toward them and fired shots.

One person was shot in the foot. He was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Officers attempted to track a suspect with a K9 but no one was found. A motive for the shooting is unknown.

In this same area, a shooting occurred at 32nd Street and US 301 last week, followed by another shooting on Sunday at 31st Street and Goodrich Avenue.

Police have yet to release a statement, but investigators are looking to see if the recent string of shootings are related.