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14-year-old arrested in Frankie's Fun Park shooting

The teen has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm and other charges.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Police have charged a 14-year-old with attempted murder who they say shot a woman at a Frankie's Fun Park earlier this month. 

Columbia Police officers arrested the teen and charged him with attempted murder, possession of a firearm by someone under 18, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and breach of peace of a high and aggravated nature. 

The teen, who was found by CPD officers, and additional members of the United States Marshals Service’s (USMS) Carolinas Regional Task Force was initially housed at the juvenile section of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC).

According to police, this stems from an incident on March 13 at Frankie's Fun Park, an amusement park in the Harbison area.    

CPD officers responded to 140 Parkridge Drive for a reported shooting inside the business and found the victim with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Since the shooting, the victim has been treated and released from a local hospital. 

Officers also spoke with several witnesses on the scene who they say provided valuable information regarding a fight between at least two groups moments before the shooting.

 While the shooting occurred, patrons including several children ran for cover. Thankfully, no one else was injured. 

While CPD investigators continue to determine a motive for the shooting, they believe the victim and suspect are familiar with each other. 

Additionally, investigators were able to review surveillance video of the shooting and collect ballistic evidence to aid the investigation.

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