CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police say they've arrested a teenager after an 8-year-old was shot early Sunday morning.
They say it happened on America and Harris streets in downtown Charleston at 2:30 a.m.
Police say two groups of people got into a verbal argument. That's when a 16-year-old pulled out a handgun and shot an 8-year-old boy in his left arm.
Officials say the boy was not the intended target.
The suspect is currently being held in the juvenile detention center.
The 8-year-old was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Officials say he has since been released.