Sarasota, Florida -- Police are investigating a case of aggravated battery where an argument turned physical.

The victims and suspects were involved in an argument around the 1700 block of South Tamiami Trail in Venice. One of the suspects produced an unknown cutting instrument that he used to slash and stab the victims causing injury to both.

Responding deputies took the suspects into custody shortly after their arrival.The victims were air-lifted to Blake Trauma Center in critical condition.

The Criminal Investigations Section is investigating this incident.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Section South Office at 941-861-1719 or Crime Stoppers at 941-366-TIPS (8477) or via text message by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

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