Manatee man injured when neighbor fires shot through apartment wall

jbartolone@bradenton.comJuly 4, 2014 

— A man was injured when a neighbor next door fired a gun and a round went through the wall of his apartment, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports.

The 53-year-old victim called the sheriff's office around 9:17 p.m. Thursday to report that someone had fired a gunshot through his wall at Hidden Acres Apartments, 1284 Hidden Circle East.

Deputies found evidence that a round had been fired through the wall of David Welch's apartment. The neighboring victim suffered minor injuries from wall particles from the round's exit point, the sheriff's office said.

A projectile was recovered from the wall in the victim's apartment.

Welch, 63, was taken into protective custody.

No further information was immediately available.

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