NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C (WCBD) — A teenage girl is injured following a shooting in North Charleston.
Authorities say the incident took place on Hyde Ave just after 5 p.m. on Monday, February 13. Officers responded and found a 17-year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower leg.
During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to determine that a 15-year-old male acquaintance of the victim was standing next to her while she was sitting in the driver seat of her Jeep. The 15-year-old suspect was playing with a black gun loading and unloading it when he the weapon accidently fired, striking the victim in the leg.
Medics transported her to a local hospital for treatment.
The 15-year-old male is charged with possession of a firearm for someone under 18 and discharging a firearm in city limits.
He’s currently being held in the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.