April 9 shootings in 2700 block of Maple Avenue in Sarasota under investigation, with two persons reported to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries

Police Department find evidence that bullets struck 11 parked cars and two homes

The Sarasota Police Department is investigating shootings that occurred about 8:45 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 9, in the 2700 block of Maple Avenue in Sarasota, the agency has reported.

“Sarasota Police officers who were patrolling the area heard multiple gunshots,” a news release says. “A short time later, officers found an adult woman, age 19, who had been shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries,” the release continues. She was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota and later released, the Police Department notes.

Officers learned that a second victim, a 17-year-old male, was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton with non-life-threatening injuries and later released, the release says.

Officers found evidence that bullets hit 11 parked cars and two homes, the release adds, but no other injuries were reported.

The location of the shooting is just east of the King Stone Town Homes, which extend from 1670 to 1720 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, according to Apartments.com. The 2700 block of Maple Avenue is west of North Osprey Avenue and east of North Orange Avenue, a map shows.

No other details about the April 9 shootings were available prior to the publication of this week’s issue of The Sarasota News Leader. Typically, as Sarasota Police Department Public Information Officer Genevieve Judge has explained, copies of incident reports are not released while an investigation remains open.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact Detective Kim Laster with the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 941-263-6827, leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers of Sarasota at 941-366-TIPS, or by going online at http://www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.