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Three people hurt in overnight shooting, Sarasota cops say

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Three people were taken to a hospital after a reported shooting in a Waffle House parking lot in the early-morning hours Wednesday, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to investigate the shooting around 2:45 a.m. at the Waffle House parking lot in the 5700 block of Clark Road. When they arrived, deputies found three people suffering from gunshot wounds, a news release from the sheriff’s office said.

All three people were taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment. Their injuries were non-life threatening, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Deputies looked for a vehicle possibly involved in the incident and it was found by Sarasota Police officers. Two people in the vehicle were being interviewed by the sheriff’s office, the release stated.

Investigators said in the release that everyone involved in the incident was accounted for, it was likely isolated to the parking lot and there was no threat to the public.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers at 941-366-TIPS or sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

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