Man arrested after shooting at Osprey hotel

9:07 PM, May 27, 2012   |    comments
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Osprey, Fla. -- A hotel owner says he and his staff are in shock after someone was shot and killed on the property in a small Sarasota County community.

Sarasota deputies were called to Bentley's Boutique Hotel in Osprey late this afternoon. While they were securing the scene, they took the man they believe is the shooter into custody, 23-year-old Michael Rice.

One of the co-owners of the hotel, Rod Thomas, says he and the staff just can't believe what happened.

The victim's identity has not been released while deputies try to notify the family.

If you have any information about the shooting, you're urged to call the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

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