Crime

Gunshot misses resident checking mailbox Bradenton

MANATEE -- A passing motorist Tuesday fired a gunshot -- and missed -- at a Bradenton resident who was outside their home checking the mail, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting was reported about 4 p.m., in the 3900 block of 37th Street West.

The gunman was a passenger in a Nissan Frontier pickup truck, according to a news release. Deputies located the truck a short time later, but the suspected shooter was not in the truck, according to the sheriff's office.

The truck's driver was arrested on unrelated charges.

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