18-year-old shot to death at local park, where several gunshots were fired within a large group of people

Francesco Abbruzzino, The Uncensored Report, LLC


Detectives are continuing to conduct a shooting investigation.
Deputies were called around 10:48 p.m. Wednesday night to Ackerman Park at 400 Apex Road in Sarasota. When deputies arrived, they located a deceased 18-year-old male in a nearby parking lot. Based on preliminary investigation, detectives determined a large group of 40 to 50 people were gathered in the park when several gunshots were fired, one of which struck the victim in the back. No other injuries were reported.
The victim’s family has opted into privacy rights afforded by Marsy’s Law and as such, his identity is confidential at this time.
The investigation is still ongoing, and detectives are continuing to interview witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900.
Additional details will be released as they become available.




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