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Bradenton police track gunfire to near Oakmeade Apartments

BRADENTON -- After responding to reports of gunfire in the vicinity of the 1900 block of 13th Avenue East, officers with the Bradenton Police Department discovered a person who may have dropped a gun.

The officers saw the person in the field by Oakmeade Apartments, 1831 13th Ave. E., at 3:41 a.m. Sunday but the person ran when the police tried to make contact, according to a Bradenton Police Department report.

While being chased, the person dropped a backpack, the report states.

Although the person got away, police recovered the backpack and a gun where the person was standing, according to the report.