Police investigating reports of gunfire in Sarasota

Police investigating reports of gunfire in Sarasota
Sarasota County Sheriff's House (Source: Sarasota County Sheriff's House)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in the area of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Leonard Reid Avenue in Sarasota.

Deputies were called to the area Monday around 12:30 p.m., for a report of a vehicle that was hit by gunfire. When deputies got there they located the vehicle involved. Witnesses said they heard multiple gunshots in the area.

Law enforcement was then directed to MLK Way and Newtown Boulevard, where they believe the original shooting happened. Deputies say there are no reports of injuries and believe this was an isolated incident with no threat to the public.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900.

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