Sarasota County Sheriff Detectives Investigating Saturday’s University Town Center Shooting

SARASOTA, Fla. – Detectives are continuing to investigate a shooting incident that occurred Saturday evening in Sarasota.

The Public Safety Communications Center received more than thirty (30) 911 calls around 7:30 p.m. regarding a possible active shooter situation in the University Town Center area.

Deputies say that preliminary statements made by witnesses indicated there may have been at least two vehicles driven by suspects who exchanged gunfire in the 200 block of Cattlemen Road.

Through investigation including witness interviews and video surveillance, detectives believe the two involved vehicles include a silver Nissan Altima with the driver’s side rear window shot out, and a gray unknown make/model sedan.

Detectives believe this incident was isolated in that the drivers were not attempting to endanger patrons but rather, may have been in a personal dispute with one another.

Deputies say there are no known victims in the case nor any known property damage.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to dial our Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900.

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