Saturday, July 23, 2011

Manatee man dead after shooting

MANATEE -- One man is dead and another injured after a pair of shootings early Saturday morning in the 900 block of 33rd Avenue East, the sheriff's office reports.

Elvis Ruiz, 27, was inside a residence when he was shot at around 3 a.m., a release states. He later died at Bayfront Medical Center.

Another male victim, 26, was out in front of another residence when he suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, the release stated.

He was transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Detectives believe the shooting is gang-related. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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