Woman shot in Sarasota County

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SARASOTA--A woman is recovering after being shot in Sarasota County. It is believed the shooting occurred near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Tuttle Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses say the victim managed to drive her car several blocks east, where she eventually pulled over near the intersection of 27th Parkway and Galleon Place in the Kensington Park neighborhood.

Neighbors say the woman fell out of her car screaming for help while onlookers tried to wrap her arm and leg in towels where she had been shot.

The victim was described as a black woman in her twenties or thirties. She was taken to an area hospital while authorities search for whoever is responsible.