Driveby shooters hit man in E. Bradenton Circle K parking lot

BRADENTON -- A man was injured early today in a drive-by shooting in a convenience store parking lot, sheriff's deputies reported.

A clerk working at the Circle K, 3016 9th St. E, reported that she heard shots in the parking lot just after 2 a.m., a report states. Deputies responded and found a man on 31st Avenue East who had been shot in his right leg.

The suspects apparently fled east on 30th Avenue in a four-door vehicle.

The victim was treated and taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where he is expected to recover from his injuries, the report said. Deputies secured the victim’s vehicle for investigation.