Manatee woman dies after being shot

Manatee County Sheriff's Office responded to the 5800th block of 11th Street East for a shooting.

Within minutes, deputies arrived on scene and located 44-year-old Earnestine M. Gardner laying on the ground, in front of the residence.  

EMS transported Gardner to Blake Hospital where she later died. A witness in the area heard an argument before the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the MCSO at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers 866-634-TIPS.


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