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2 dead, 2 wounded in Sarasota bar shooting

Two people were killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Sarasota bar early Sunday, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

About 1:20 a.m., deputies responded to Kay's Lounge, 4034 N. Washington Blvd., where they found two males who had been shot and a third male who had been injured by broken glass while trying to help the victims. The two shooting victims were taken to a local trauma hospital where they were later died, according to a news release.

Deputies also learned that two female victims had driven themselves to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with shooting injuries.

Other details, including the names of those who died, were not immediately available.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the sheriff's office Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

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