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Shark dragging investigation coming to a close

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The investigation into the dragging death of a shark that was posted on social media is wrapping up. Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say they are working to come to a swift and lawful resolution to the case.

The story gained national attention after video of a group of Suncoast men dragging a shark on the back of their boat went viral on social media.

Investigators are still compiling evidence, and will be handing it over to the state attorney's office soon. A representative with the State Attorney's Office told ABC7 that after the case is submitted to them, they will decide if charges will be filed.

Below is the video that started it all.

Warning: Some viewers may find it difficult to watch.