BRADENTON (FOX 13) - A teenager was shot to death in a Bradenton street Sunday afternoon.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a possible shooting in the 3300 block of 4th St. East in Bradenton at around 4:35 p.m. on Sunday. By the time deputies located the crime scene, victim 18-year-old Moriah Goode had already been transported to Manatee County Memorial Hospital.
According to the Manatee Sheriff's Office, a possible witness drove Goode to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Detectives do not believe the shooting to be a random incident, and are actively investigating
Goode had been adopted from Haiti, and suffered from Lupus. With the help of her friends and family, she raised $30,000 to pay for stem cell treatments which successfully sent the disease into remission.
She had written on her GoFundMe page, "Mom and Dad used Hope as my middle name, because one day I will take hope back to the people of Haiti. They never dreamed that they would need hope to find a cure for Lupus when they adopted me."
Anyone with information is asked to call the MCSO at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers 866-634-TIPS.