Man in critical condition after early morning drive by

PALMETTO, Fla. - A man is in critical condition after he was shot riding down Haben Boulevard early Saturday morning.

According to Palmetto police Javare Thomas, 26, was in the passenger seat when a black pick up truck pulled up next to the car he was in.

The unknown suspects started firing at the car striking Thomas.

After the shooting stopped the truck reportedly sped off headed north on U.S. Highway 41 and then turned onto 7th Street West.

Thomas was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital were he is currently in critical condition.

Others in the victim's vehicle described the suspect truck as having chrome trim and custom-style rims.

Anyone with information is asked to call Palmetto Police Department at 941-721-2000.


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