Saturday, September 10, 2011

2 shot dead, 22 wounded in Palmetto

PALMETTO -- Two are dead and 22 wounded after a shooting at a Palmetto club early this morning.

The Palmetto Police Department responded to a shooting at Club Elite, 704 10th Street West, at  12:30 a.m.

At least two shooters opened fire on the crowd at the front of the club. One of the homicide victims, 25 year-old Trayon Goff of Palmetto, was found dead outside of the club’s front door. The other person killed, 38 year-old Gwenette Matthews of Bradenton, was found inside the club, according to the Palmetto Police Department.

Twenty-two other people were hit by gunfire during the attack. The six most seriously wounded were taken to Bayfront Medical Center. Another 16 persons were treated at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Investigators are aggressively pursuing leads in this case. Persons with any information about the crime are urged to call the Palmetto Police Department at 941-723-4587 or the Manatee County Crime Stoppers at  1-866-634-8477.

Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

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