MANATEE COUNTY – A man is found lying on a dirt road Monday after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in Manatee County.

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says they found 18–year–old Joshua Dunlop alive on a dirt road connecting County Road 675 and Pacific Tomato just after 6:30 A.M.

Fire and EMS began life saving efforts and Dunlop got air lifted to Blake Medical Hospital.

Dunlop says he does not know where or when he was short or who shot him.

Manatee County Sheriff’s public information officer Randy Warren says the case is slow developing.

“A lot of times it takes a while because when there are no witnesses to this, and we have to wait for him to be in a position to be able to talk to us. He is currently hospitalized, and his condition is really kind of unknown at this point.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (634) 866-TIPS.