After revelers welcomed in the new year in downtown Sarasota, a man was shot and sustained life-threatening injuries.
Nearly two hours before 2 a.m., police said, a shooting took place on Main Street in the 1400 block. As per a police statement, police believe there was no danger to the public because this was an isolated incident.
Shots were fired near a New Year’s Eve block party in Sarasota culminating in the Pineapple Drop at midnight. Police responded to the call after receiving a shot-fired report. He was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital after being found with a gunshot wound. 1:30 a.m. was the scheduled time for the New Year’s Eve event.
According to police, one woman was in custody in connection with the shooting. Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is continuing the investigation, so anyone with information is urged to call (941) 263-6070.
Saturday morning, no information was released about the man’s name, age, or hometown, and his condition was unknown.