Police: Teen charged with shooting 8-year-old boy early Sunday morning

Police: Teen charged with shooting 8-year-old boy early Sunday morning

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.

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