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Juvenile charged in shooting of 1-yr-old child in Colleton County

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A juvenile has been arrested and will be charged as an adult for the shooting of a 1-year-old child in Colleton County overnight Tuesday. (WCIV)

A juvenile has been arrested and will be charged as an adult for the shooting of a 1-year-old child in Colleton County overnight Tuesday.

(UPDATE | More juveniles face attempted murder charges for Colleton Co shooting that injured 1-year-old)

The yet unnamed juvenile will face eight attempted murder charges and a gun possession charge, according to the Colleton County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting incident happened around midnight at a home along the 1700 block of Whitehall Road in the White Hall community, according to authorities.

Deputies arriving at the scene found the 1-year-old suffering a gunshot wound to the leg. The child was transported from the scene by Colleton County Fire-Rescue EMS, and later airlifted via helicopter to the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.

Chief Barry McRoy of Colleton County Fire-Rescue said Tuesday morning the child was stable when transferred to the CARE Flight helicopter. The sheriff's office did not have an update on the child's condition Tuesday afternoon.

Further details about the shooting incident have not been made available.

The suspect in the shooting will go before a magistrate Tuesday afternoon at the Colleton County Detention Center for a bond consideration hearing.

The Colleton County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the incident.