The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office issued the following report on the evening of May 30:
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred near Avenida Messina and Avenida Navarra on Siesta Key.
Deputies responded just after 4 p.m. Monday for a report of a fight that began near Beach Access 3 involving possibly 10 or more juveniles. Several gunshots were heard, and one female victim was located and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Additional possible gunshots were heard a short time later near Avenida Messina and Ocean Boulevard, however no victims were located at the secondary location. The investigation is ongoing, however deputies believe this incident is isolated and there is no danger to the public.
Detectives are on scene following up on active leads and information to identify all subjects involved. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact our Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900 or provide an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 941.366.TIPS.