Crime

Man shot during robbery attempt in Bradenton

MANATEE -- A 44-year-old man was shot in the leg when two other men tried to rob him late Saturday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Just before midnight, two men dressed all in black were standing in the street in the 500 block of 58th Avenue Drive East about 50 feet from the victim, when one of the suspects stated, "Give me money," a news release states.

One of the suspects pulled out a gun and fired numerous shots at the victim, striking him on the left lower leg, according to the sheriff's office.

The victim was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment.

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