Teen shot in Greenwood, suspect in custody after brief standoff

(From: CONOR HUGHES/INDEX-JOURNAL)

GREENWOOD, SC (WSPA) – Police say a 15-year-old is in the hospital and another teen has been charged in his shooting.

Jonathan Link, the Greenwood Police Department’s public information officer, says the victim and suspect were in an argument moments before the shooting Monday on Camden Street.

Link said the suspect is 14 years old.

The victim’s condition was not immediately known on Tuesday morning. Link said he underwent surgery and was airlifted overnight to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Witnesses told police they saw the shooter run into a house.

Officers say the shooter’s mother arrived, called him, and convinced him to surrender peacefully after a standoff.

Link said the standoff lasted 10 to 15 minutes.

The suspect is still in custody.