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Deputies: Man gets shot in arm while driving away from suspect in Palmetto

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MANATEE CO., FL (WWSB) – The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported a shooting in Palmetto Sunday afternoon.

Around 5 p.m., the victim was picking up the suspect from the Rubonia Social Club at 72nd Street Court E. but the suspect ended up exiting the car. As the victim was driving away, he heard gunshots and felt a bullet hit him in the arm. He then saw the suspect run off.

The 53-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies are still searching for the alleged shooter. If you have information contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011 or crime stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.