A 55-year-old man was killed in a Palmetto shooting late Sunday.
Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of 33rd Street East in Palmetto around 10:06 p.m. An unknown amount of people were at the residence watching the Super Bowl, said sheriff’s office spokesman Dave Bristow.
Alvin Ducre was dead by the time law enforcement arrived, and a 39-year-old woman who also was shot was taken to a hospital but is expected to survive, according to the sheriff’s office. The shooting was not random and the victims are acquaintances.
A 35-year-old man is believed to be a suspect but no charges have been filed. According to Bristow, the suspect told detectives the shooting was self defense.
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Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting can call the sheriff’s office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.