Auburn University running back among victims hurt in Sarasota, Florida shooting: Reports

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An Auburn University running back is among the victims hurt in a shooting in Sarasota, Florida early Saturday morning, according to multiple reports.

Around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning the Sarasota County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to a report of a shooting at that occurred in the 3400 block of 17th Street in Sarasota, a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office press release said.

One victim is dead and other victims are being treated at local hospitals, police said.

One eastbound lane near the incident has since been closed. Police said that the shooting appears to be an isolated incident.

Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900 or Crime Stoppers of Sarasota at 941-366-8477.

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Auburn RB among the injured victims in the Florida shooting

An Auburn spokesperson told that Brian Battie, a running back on the Auburn University football team, was among the injured in the Florida shooting Saturday morning. ‘

“We are aware of the situation and are continuing to gather information,” an Auburn spokesperson told about the shooting.

USA TODAY reached out to Auburn University and the Sarasota County Sheriff Office but have not heard back yet.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.

Ahjané Forbes is a reporter on the National Trending Team at USA TODAY. Ahjané covers breaking news, car recalls, crime, health, lottery and public policy stories. Email her at Follow her on InstagramThreads and X (Twitter).

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Auburn football player Brian Battie shot in Sarasota, Florida: Reports

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