VENICE, Fla. (FOX 13) - Venice police are searching for a gunman who shot a man multiple times, they said.
The shooting occurred after midnight in the parking lot of PGT Custom Windows + Doors, located at 1070 Technology Drive. The victim was taking a break from work and was sitting in his vehicle, according to Venice police. That’s when the suspected shooter approached the vehicle, opened a car door, asked the victim for his name, and shot him.
Investigators said the suspect walked away. The campus was on lockdown during the search but it has since reopened.
“Unfortunately we were unable to locate anyone,” explained Captain Eric Hill with the Venice Police Department.
Officials said they do not believe there is a threat to the public. They said it was not a random shooting. There is no suspect description.
The victim, who has not been identified, was transported to a nearby hospital, and is in stable condition. The company, PGT, release the following statement:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the employee and his family. We are in touch with them and ensuring they have what they need.
We are working closely with local law enforcement authorities as their investigation of this situation continues. Our number one priority is the safety of our team members, and we are committed to ensuring they have a safe work environment. Because this is an ongoing investigation, we are not in the position to answer any questions at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Venice Police Department at 941-486-2444.