Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Two Men Die in Shooting | Victims Were Longtime Friends Who Worked Together

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Two Men Die in Shooting | Victims Were Longtime Friends Who Worked Together

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SARASOTA

SARASOTA -- A shooting in a residential neighborhood east of Booker High School left two men dead Monday evening, Sarasota Police have reported.

Officers responded to the home of one of the victims in the 1700 block of 33rd Street at about 5:30 p.m., police spokeswoman Genevieve Judge said. One man died at the scene, and the other died at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, she said.

In the minutes that followed the shooting, more than 100 adults and children gathered outside the yellow crime- scene tape that engulfed the block-long investigation area. More than 10 squad cars lined 33rd Street between Goodrich and Osprey avenues.

Although the men's identities were not immediately released, some of some of the people gathered said they knew them.

Among them was Yolanda Charles, 50, who said both of the men worked for a local landscaping business. She said the shooting occurred at a home that belonged to one of the men, and both men were friends.

"They don't bother nobody," Charles said while holding a child. …

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