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Bradenton man shoots himself in foot

MANATEE — An 18-year-old Bradenton man accidentally shot himself in the foot late Friday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was walking around with the gun in the 5700 block of 15th Street East in Bradenton when he discharged the weapon. The bullet “struck the front part of his ankle and exited on the bottom part of the foot,” according to the report.

The teen reacted by tossing the gun in an unknown direction and had friends take him to the hospital. The incident was later reported to authorities.

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