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Suspect arrested in Sarasota triple shooting, police say

SARASOTA -- Sarasota police have arrested a man in connection to a shooting where three people were wounded earlier this week.

Rashad Lee Steen, 20, was charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm. He was booked into the Sarasota County jail.

At about 1 a.m. on Sunday, Sarasota police officers heard gunshots on North Washington Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Way, a media release said.

Calls to police reported that 40 to 50 shots were fired and several people were injured on the 2500 block of North Washington Boulevard.

Officers found three people – two of them inside a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo – who “suffered multiple gunshot wounds,” the release said.

Two victims were taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton with critical injuries. The third person, who is from Bradenton, was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities believe there are others involved in the shooting and the investigation is ongoing, the release said.

Anyone with information can call Detective Michael Jackson at 941-954-7096.

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