Police investigate shooting at Norma Lloyd Park in Bradenton

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on March 19, 2014 

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BRADENTON -- Bradenton police recovered seven .40-caliber shell casings at Norma Lloyd Parker after a nearby officer heard gunshots Tuesday evening, according to a report.

The officer was near the park, 924 24th St. E., when he heard several gunshots. Bradenton police also received two reports of a shooting, according to the report.

During a search, police recovered the shell casings, but no victim was located.

Coincidentally, the police department's watch tower, which it uses to surveil a particular area, is currently on the southside of the park. A police official acknowledged that the tower "obviously did not deter" the shooter.

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