15-year-old arrested in connection with Sarasota County Fair shooting

15-year-old arrested in connection with Sarasota County Fair shooting
Sarasota Police have arrested a teenager in connection with Saturday's shooting (Source: WWSB)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota Police detectives have arrested a 15-year-old in connection to the Saturday night shooting at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.

Sarasota Police detectives are confident the suspect knew the victim and this was not a random incident.

Sarasota Police Department detectives believe there was an altercation between two groups of people before the shooting happened. An 18-year-old man was taken to the hospital and is now described by officers as in stable condition.

The SPD says they have increased their uniformed and operational presence at the fair. A private security company that was contracted by the Sarasota County Fair Board will be searching bags and using wands on fairgoers before being let into the fairgrounds.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information or video is asked to contact the Sarasota Police Criminal Investigations Division at 941-263-6070 or Crime Stoppers of Sarasota County at 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

Sarasota Police will work to release additional information later today.

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