PALMETTO -- The Palmetto Police Department wants to talk to anyone who knows anything about two vehicles seen outside the Club Elite nightclub in Palmetto minutes after gunmen shot and killed two patrons and wounded 22 others on Sept. 10.
Police on Wednesday released still photos taken by security cameras outside the club on 704 10th St. W. The vehicles, a Dodge Durango and an unknown type of vehicle, were on Seventh Avenue West at the time the images were captured, according to police.
"Palmetto Police investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the owners, drivers, or occupants of these vehicles," a news release states. "These people are not suspects in the crime but detectives are anxious to speak with them."
No one has been charged in the case, although detectives have said they have identified "persons of interest." Authorities have offered up to $21,000 for information leading to an arrest or arrests.
Police spokesman Lt. Scott Tyler declined to comment on the timing of the release of the photographs.
Anyone who was in the these vehicles or has any information about the owners or occupants of these vehicles that night, can call the Palmetto Police Department at 9410 723-4587, ext. 6306 or Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477. Callers may remain anonymous.