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2 die in drug-related shooting in Sarasota

Sarasota police are searching for a man suspected of killing two men and injuring a third during a drug-related shooting Saturday night, authorities said.

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published November 6, 2000


Sarasota police are searching for a man suspected of killing two men and injuring a third during a drug-related shooting Saturday night, authorities said.

The three men were shot while seated in a blue 1982 Chevrolet at 1564 25th St. in Sarasota at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. Willie J. Oliver, 41, of 1340 Rosemary Lane in Sarasota and another man, whose name was not released because his family had not been notified, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Trenise Sutton, 19, of 7710 120th Ave. E in Parrish was shot in the abdomen. Sutton was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and was listed in good condition.

An arrest warrant was issued Sunday for Kevin Pottinger in connection with the shooting. Sarasota police think Pottinger is from the Orlando area.

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