Police: Stepfather shot 12 and 19 year olds inside Bradenton home

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jul 06, 2017

A 12-year-old and 19-year-old were shot during an argument inside a Bradenton home.

According to police, the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of 6th Ave. East.

Investigators say the Joshua Rapolla, 36, and Rufus Adams, 19, got into a verbal argument on Thursday morning.  During the altercation, Adams and Rapolla each grabbed a gun.

Rapolla, who's been identified as the children's stepfather, opened fire and shot Adams in the head and upper body.  He is being treated at Blake Medical Center.

A 12-year-old boy inside the home during the gun fight was shot in the lower body.  He is being treated at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Investigators believe the 12-year-old was never an intended target.

ABC Action News is at the scene and will update when more information is released.