1 dead , 1 injured in Bradenton shooting

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BRADENTON - Detectives are investigating a shooting that left one victim dead and another man injured.

Shortly before 2 am Wednesday 3 white males went to the Marathon gas station at 1832 Manatee Avenue East to get some items. Witnesses say the men were met by three unknown black males who fired several shots at the victims.

One victim died from his gun-shot wound after being transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital, the second victim was taken to Blake Hospital where he is listed in critical condition but expected to survive. The third white male fled the scene and was not injured. No one has been arrested at this time.

The crime occurred within the city limits of Bradenton and is being investigated by the newly formed Manatee Homicide Investigation Unit.

Detectives say the shooting appears to be drug related.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.