Man shot to death near Bradenton school identified

MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was shot to death close to Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary School shortly after 5 p.m. Friday.

Christopher Stokes, 22, was found critically wounded inside a residence at 515 28th Ave. W. and later died at Manatee Memorial Hospital, according to a sheriff’s office report.

Witnesses said they saw three men leaving the residence after the shooting, but no other details were being released, the report states.

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