MANATEE -- A 24-year-old man Friday afternoon was shot at least twice during a confrontation with two people riding by a bicycles, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 3:10 p.m., the victim was outside a residence in the 3500 block of Ninth Street East, when the two suspects rode by on bicycles on the opposite side of the street, according to a news release.
"For reasons unknown, the suspects and victim began arguing," the report states.
During the argument, one of the bicyclists pulled a handgun and fired at the victim, striking him in the back of both thighs, according to the sheriff's office.
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The two suspects fled the area on foot, leaving their bicycles behind, the sheriff's office said.