Police investigating after 11-year-old boy shot in the arm in Charleston

Charleston police officers responded to Race Street and Rutledge Avenue regarding a victim that had been shot. (Source: Live 5 News)
Charleston police officers responded to Race Street and Rutledge Avenue regarding a victim that had been shot. (Source: Live 5 News)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police are investigating after an 11-year-old boy was shot in the right arm in downtown Charleston.

Charleston police officers responded to Race Street and Rutledge Avenue for the incident.

According to police, a family consisting of a mother, father and at least three children were sitting in an SUV when someone drove by and shot their vehicle.

The shooting injured the 11-year-old victim.

Pictures of the SUV showed at least four bullet holes in the vehicle.

Investigators say they don't believe the shooting was random.

Emergency crews transported the victim to MUSC with non-life threatening injuries, according to CPD officials.

Anyone with information can call 843-743-7200 for the on duty CPD Central detective.

An emergency call for the shooting came in at 3:24 p.m.

A portion of Rutledge Avenue was shut down as investigators worked the scene.

Charleston Police say 11-year-old was shot in downtown Charleston near Rutledge Avenue and Race Street. Alexis Simmons - Live 5 News Live at the scene. We are updating the story here>> https://buff.ly/2HwOEOk

Posted by Live 5 News on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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