MSCO searching for suspects involved in Ellenton Mall shooting

Manatee County deputies are investigating a shooting that took place at Ellenton Mall on Sunday afternoon.

At around 4:40 p.m., two suspects were seen shooting at each other in the parking lot before driving away, according to a police report.

While deputies determined if there was an active threat, customers were told to shelter in place.

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Police say this was a targeted dispute between individuals who knew each other.

According to authorities, there have been no reports of gunshot wounds or other injuries.

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Detectives have several leads based on evidence they found in the parking lot.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 747-3011.