MANATEE — A 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the back while walking home Friday evening, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The boy was in the 6100 block of 10th Street East about 9:45 p.m. when he was approached by two males. The first one stopped the victim and put an unknown object, possibly a stun gun, against his mid section. The second assailant walked behind the victim and stabbed him in the upper left area of the back, according to a news release.
The attackers then fled.
The victim, who was taken to All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg, was unable to identify his attackers.
The sheriff's office said they were described as wearing all black clothing.