MANATEE -- What appears to be an accidental shooting put a 16-year-old victim in the hospital Friday.
The incident occurred at 7:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of 28th Avenue East, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report.
Sheriff's Office units responded to a shooting with injuries call to that address where deputies found the victim at a fire station, the report states.
The victim was being treated by EMS when deputies arrived.
Although an investigation will continue, deputies so far believe the shooting was accidental, according to the report.