Bradenton, Florida -- Manatee County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured Wednesday morning.

Witnesses told police just before 2 a.m., three white men went into the Marathon gas station in the 1800 block of Manatee Ave. E. While they were shopping, they were approached by three black men who fired several shots at them.

One of the men shot, died at Manatee Memorial Hospital. A second was taken to Blake Hospital where he is listed in critical condition, but is expected to survive. The third white male reportedly fled the scene uninjured.

Police have not yet made any arrests. The incident is being investigated by the newly formed Manatee Homicide Investigation Unit. At this time, detectives say the shooting appears to be drug-related.

Anyone with any information on this incident is being asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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