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Teen shot, killed at Sarasota park

Deputies say the shooting appears to be isolated.

SARASOTA, Fla. — Sarasota County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating after they say an 18-year-old was shot and killed Wednesday night at a park.

It happened just before 11 p.m. at Ackerman Park on Apex Road in Sarasota. 

Detectives say they arrived to find an 18-year-old man dead in a nearby parking lot. Further investigation revealed that 40 to 50 people were gathered in the park when several gunshots were fired, one of which hit the teen in the back, according to the sheriff's office.

No other injuries were reported.

The sheriff's office says the shooting appears to be isolated and the general public is not in danger. 

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Crimination Investigations Section at 941-861-4900. 

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