Teen charged with attempted murder in shooting of 16-year-old outside Fort Mill apartment

Updated: Oct. 10, 2019 at 2:14 PM EDT
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FORT MILL, S.C. (WBTV) - A teen has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 16-year-old outside a Fort Mill apartment

Fort Mill Police Department detectives have arrested and charged a 16 year-old male juvenile, from Chester, South Carolina, with attempted murder.

A 16-year-old was hospitalized after being shot in front of an apartment in Fort Mill Wednesday night. The shooting happened around 10:55 p.m. at a complex on Forest Ridge Drive, which is just off Highway 21.

Fort Mill police say several people were gathered outside the apartment when someone approached them and fired several shots before taking off. A 16-year-old girl was struck and taken to Piedmont Medical Center by a bystander.

The arrest took place Friday morning, and the defendant has since been taken into the custody of the SC Department of Juvenile Justice, pending prosecution.

No names have been released, and no additional information is available at this time.

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