Chester teen charged with attempted murder after Rock Hill girl shot in Fort Mill

A 16-year-old male from Chester has been charged with attempted murder after a girl from Rock Hill was shot late Wednesday outside an apartment complex in Fort Mill, police said.

The teen was arrested Friday, said Maj. Bryan Zachary of the Fort Mill Police Department. His name has not been released. The suspect is being held at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia, police said.

The shooting happened around 11 p.m. in a parking lot of apartments near Forest Ridge Road near U.S. 21, Zachary said.

A group of young people were gathered in the area outside an apartment when a person approached with a gun and started shooting, Zachary said.

The suspect then fled, Zachary said.

The teen victim, also age 16, was found by police officers at Piedmont Medical Center hospital after she was driven there by private vehicle, according to the Rock Hill Police Department. The victim, who has not been identified, was shot in the abdomen and underwent surgery, according to a Rock Hill police incident report.

The victim survived being shot but her medical condition was not released, police said.

The area of the shooting incident is near the boundary of the Town of Fort Mill and York County, north of the Catawba River and the Rock Hill city limits.

The area of the shooting is near where two teen boys were shot in August. Two Lancaster teens have been arrested in connection with that incident.

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