Boy, 16, shot in Bradenton

HERALD STAFF REPORTMay 18, 2013 

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.

Bradenton Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service