A 21-year-old Bradenton man was assaulted and shot in the knee Friday night, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to a news release, the victim told deputies he was walking east in the 1200 block of 57th Avenue East, near 12th Street, at about 10:30 p.m., when a stranger approached him. A struggle ensued and the suspect shot the victim in the knee and fled.
A passerby brought the victim to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where emergency room staff called the sheriff’s office.
The news release said the victim did not try to call 911 at any time.
The investigation continues.