ELLENTON, Fla. (WFLA) — A man was shot at the Ellenton Premium Outlets in Manatee County on Sunday.

According to a release from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened near the parking lot at around 2:30 p.m.

The sheriff’s office said the 18-year-old male victim was shopping with a friend when he was approached by three men, who then began arguing with him. The victim and his friend walked away.

The victim and friend were once again approached by the group of men, this time in the parking lot. After another argument, one of the men pulled out a gun and started shooting at the victim.

The sheriff’s office said the victim was shot in the leg and groin area as he ran away. He was taken to Blake Medical Center.

The group of men, who are reportedly Hispanic, climbed into a small black car and sped away. The sheriff’s office said detectives are still searching for them.

According to the sheriff’s office, the shooting was a targeted incident. The victim and suspects knew each other and had “a history of not getting along”.