Crime

Manatee man shot in leg outside home

MANATEE -- Investigators were looking for clues into who shot a man in the leg as he as exiting his car Wednesday evening, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting occurred at 9:29 p.m. when a man was arriving home in the 5500 block of 21st Street Court East.

He was exiting his car after going to the store when two men from a brown car parked in front of his residence approached him.

The men were in their late teens and one pointed a handgun at him firing once, according to sheriff’s office news release.

The man was struck on the inner part of his thigh and received non-life-threatening injuries.

He threw a six-pack of beer at the assailants before running inside, the release said. The men got back inside the car and fled north.

Anyone with any information about the shootings can call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011 or remain anonymous and possibly become eligible for a cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers at (866)634-TIPS (8477).

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