Man injured in drive-by shooting in Bradenton

December 7, 2012 

MANATEE -- A man was injured in a drive-by shooting in Bradenton late Thursday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 11:33 p.m., the victim was standing outside in the 1900 block of 43rd Avenue Drive East, Bradenton, when someone in a passing SUV opened fire, striking the victim in the right knee, according to a news release.

The victim was taken to Blake Medical Center with a non-life-threatening injury, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office's gang unit was investigating the shooting, according to the report.

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