COLUMBIA — An arrest has been made in connection with the Tuesday shooting in front of the J.W. "Blind" Boone Community Center.
A 15-year-old male has been arrested for one count of unlawful use of a weapon after shots were fired wounding a 16-year-old male. This was the only injury, Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said.
The shooting occurred after a physical disturbance occurred between Ladame Smith, 17, and the 15-year-old suspect, Stroer said. The 16-year-old victim was near Smith and was shot once in the hip, Stroer said.
Police attempted to interview the victim but he refused to cooperate, according to a press release.
The reason for the shooting is suspected to be gang related, Stroer said.