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Manatee man shot while driving on 26th Avenue East

MANATEE - A 22-year-old man was shot late Thursday as he drove along the 1700 block of 26th Avenue East, Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The man told authorities he was traveling west on 26th Avenue East about 11:52 p.m. when he heard several gunshots. The man realized he had been shot in the left shin, so he drove himself to Manatee Memorial Hospital, according to the sheriff's office.

The man told detectives he had no idea who had shot him or why, the sheriff's office said.

At the hospital, the bullet was removed from just below the skin, and the man was treated and released.

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