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Sarasota siblings charged with attempted murder after drive-by shooting, police say

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 12:59:25-05

SARASOTA, Fla. — A brother and sister in Sarasota are facing attempted second-degree murder charges after a drive-by shooting earlier this month.

Police say around 3:15 p.m. on December 22 the victims were sitting in a vehicle speaking with someone at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Maple Avenue when they noticed two people behind them become angry because they were stopped in the road.

The victims told police they noticed the same vehicle following them a short time later. Police say the suspects, identified as 23-year-old Rajanique Graves and her 17-year-old brother, pulled up next to the victim's vehicle on the driver's side.

Police say the 17-year-old, who ABC Action News is not naming because he is a juvenile, pointed a "large gun" out of the rear passenger window and fired two shots before the car sped away.

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One of the victims, who is pregnant, was shot in the forearm and the bullet continued into her stomach. Police did not release information on any other injuries but said all victims are expected to survive.

After the shooting, the victims called 911 and had friends drive them to the hospital.

Graves is facing charges of principle attempted second-degree murder, principle shooting into an occupied vehicle and principle aggravated assault with a firearm. Police believe she was the driver.

Graves' underage brother is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm.