Bradenton police are investigating a shooting on 11th Avenue East that left a woman injured early Thursday.
At about 6 a.m., the Bradenton Police Department received multiple 911 calls from witnesses reporting a shooting in the 2900 block of 11th Avenue East, according to Lt. Brian Thiers.
Police arrived to find a woman shot in the torso. She was taken to Blake Medical Center, where she had to undergo surgery.
As of Thursday afternoon, she remained in critical and was unable to speak with detectives. At the scene she was unable to provide details about being shot before being taken by paramedics to Blake.
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“She could only give us her first name, what we think was her name, but we have not been able to confirm that yet,” Thiers said.
Detectives spent hours at the scene Thursday morning speaking with witnesses and canvassing the neighborhood for surveillance video that may have captured the shooting or events leading up to the incident.
Later in the day, still struggling to build a timeline without being able to speak with the victim, detectives were back canvassing the neighborhood and speaking with those who knew the victim.
Police found bullet casings in the roadway, according to Thiers. Witnesses, however, were providing police with conflicting descriptions of the vehicle seen fleeing the scene.