Man shot while sitting on porch in Sarasota

July 3, 2013 

SARASOTA -- A Sarasota man was shot while sitting on his porch early Wednesday, according to the Sarasota Police Department.

About 2 a.m., a gunman walked up and shot the victim while he was sitting on a porch in the 1700 block of Gregg Court. The victim was struck twice, according to police.

The suspect, who was wearing all black clothing, was last seen traveling northbound between houses in the area.

Responding officers, including K-9 units canvassed the area, but did not find anything, according to police.

The victim was taken by helicopter to a local hospital.

Anyone with information can call the Sarasota Police Department Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 941-954-7070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at

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