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12-year-old boy shot by teen family member in Anderson

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Posted at 6:33 PM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-22 18:34:09-05

ANDERSON — A 12-year-old boy was injured in a shooting that started as a dispute between him and an older family member Tuesday, police said.

The suspect, a 15-year-old boy, shot the victim during a fight, said Anderson Police Department Public Information Officer Caleb McKnight.

Police first responded for what was reported as a fight in progress about 11 p.m. in the 1700 block of Jackson Street.

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Officers were notified before they arrived that gunshots were fired and that a family member was transporting the victim to a local hospital.

They later made contact with the victim at the hospital and discovered he had been shot by the 15-year-old family member, McKnight said.

The victim was in stable condition at that time.

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The Department's Criminal Investigations Division was called to investigate.

Additional information was not immediately available.

This is a developing story.