Man fatally shot in Manatee County

Detectives are looking for the shooter.

A man was fatally shot Thursday night and detectives are looking for the perpetrator, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a witness reported a man had been shot at about 11:23 p.m. in the 3100 block of 54th Drive East. Deputies found a 35-year-old man dead from gunshot wounds. The victim’s name has not been released.

A witness reported suspicious activity before hearing gunshots and performed CPR on the victim.

A man fled the scene in a tan or silver small vehicle, heading toward 53rd Avenue. No further information was released.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Gold Star Club of Manatee County are offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011, ext. 2519, or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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