Accidental shooting in Bradenton causes non-life threatening injury

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MANATEE Co., FL (WWSB) -- An accidental shooting that caused injuries was reported in Manatee County Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred at 5200 14th Street West in Bradenton.

Amaris Peralta, 26, and Jimmy Hernandez-Pantojo, 19, were driving in her vehicle in Bradenton to go shoot their firearms.  As Hernandez-Pantojo was handling the firearm, he dropped it in his lap, causing it to discharge the loaded bullet. It struck Peralta in the left side.

They drove to the hospital to seek treatment for the non-life threatening injury.

The investigation is ongoing.