Two men were shot and wounded early Saturday during a robbery, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.
According to a news release, four men in a vehicle were pulling into a driveway in the 6200 block of 15th St East at about 1:30 a.m., when they were followed by another vehicle.
Two males got out the second car and approached the driver's door. The two suspects pistol-whipped the driver and dragged him from the car. His wallet, containing about $500, was taken, deputies said.
Two other victims exited the vehicle and both were shot by the suspects. The fourth suspect hid in the car and was not injured.
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The suspects then fled in an unknown direction on 15th Street East.
Both gunshot victims were in surgery Saturday morning and both are expected to live, the news release said.