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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 3:32 pm | Updated: 8:51 pm, Thu Aug 29, 2013.

MANATEE COUNTY - Deputies responded to reports of a shooting in Bradenton Thursday in which two people were injured.  One victim later died of his injuries.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the shooting took place around 2:25pm in the 4300 block of 8th Street Court East, which is in the area just east of DeSoto Square Mall.

The two victims, 32-year-old Lytreeon Collins and 18-year-old Markeith Laws, were reportedly sitting in front of a home when a gold-colored vehicle pulled up and an occupant began shooting.  Both men were struck by gunfire and were taken to the hospital.

Collins was later pronounced dead.  Laws was shot in the leg and is expected to recover.

Laws was also shot in the leg back in May when a fight broke out in Sarasota.

Detectives believe the suspect vehicle was a silver or gray sedan.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call MSO at 941-747-3011, ext. 2513 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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1 comment:

  • captncurtass posted at 6:08 pm on Fri, Aug 16, 2013.

    captncurtass Posts: 5

    Might this have been gang related? After all it did happen in Bradenton.