Sheriff: Teenager shot in Bradenton


A 15-year-old boy was shot after he and another teenager were spotted acting suspiciously in a Manatee County neighborhood about 5:40 a.m. Saturday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies received reports of random gunshots in the area of 65th Street East and Alpine Court, according to a news release.

Deputies checking the areas were flagged down by four men who were holding a 16-year-old boy down. They told deputies they removed a gun from the teen, and one of them had fired at the other after he pointed a gun at one of them and the teen was possibly wounded, according to the report.

The injured boy was found a short time later and taken to a hospital with a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound, according to the sheriff’s office.