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Three arrested after Brandon shooting, manhunt

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(Photo Alcides Segui, FOX 13) (Photo Alcides Segui, FOX 13)
BRANDON (FOX 13) -

Three teenage boys have been arrested after a shooting that left two people hurt in Brandon.

The Hillsborough County sheriff's office has charged two of the teens, ages 15 and 17, with charges including battery involving a firearm.

A third 17-year-old male was taken into custody on unrelated drug charges.

An HCSO Spokesperson tells FOX 13 the shooting happened on Morgan Street just before 7 a.m. The suspects ran from the scene.

The incident led to a lockdowns at six Brandon area schools, including Yates Elementary.

"She was very concerned. She was in tears you know," Stephen Pagano said of his sister whose children attend the school.

"The cops like came here. The bus driver had to take us to a middle school," Pagano's 9-year-old nephew Cory Fernandez said.

School officials say six buses had to be diverted to Mann Middle School as authorities assessed the situation.

As deputies canvassed the area, SkyFOX hovered overhead as one of the suspects ran away from officers.

The pursuit took place on Brandon Boulevard. Deputies are hoping you can help them identify a bystander who stepped in to help.

While the Brandon-area lockdown and manhunt was underway, video shows a deputy rolling up on a man walking along Brandon Boulevard in the area of the search.  When the deputy approaches him, the man takes off.

The man appears to be getting away until a bystander drives up and tackles the man and waits for deputies to catch up.  

Now, deputies say they want to know who that bystander was so they can thank him for his efforts.

"When the deputy arrived and began handcuffing the suspect, the good Samaritan walked back to his car and left without leaving his name," HCSO spokesman Larry McKinnon explained.

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