Man shot in shoulder at Palmetto red light

MANATEE -- A driver suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder while waiting at a red light at 2300 U.S. Hwy. 41 North, Palmetto, about 3:30 a.m. today, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The driver and a passenger were at the Race Track gas station at 17th Street and U.S. Hwy. 41, Palmetto, prior to the shooting. They left the gas station heading north on 41 and stopped for a red light at 23rd street. An unknown vehicle then pulled up and began shooting.

The unknown vehicle with the shooters then fled in an unknown direction. The wound was not life threatening.