Gunman shoots victim during work break, Venice police say

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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:

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Venice Police Department at 941-486-2444.