A teenager was in critical condition after being shot at a home near Garners Ferry Road Sunday, according to police.
Officers were called just before noon to a home on Wild Iris Court, according to Chief Skip Holbrook of the Columbia Police Department. They found the 13-year-old victim inside the home with a gunshot wound to the upper body.
The boy was undergoing surgery at a Columbia hospital early Sunday afternoon and was in critical condition, Holbrook said.
Several other juveniles were at the home when police arrived, Holbrook said.
“We've got a number of juveniles detained with their parents to question them and find out what happened,” he said.
No arrests have been made.
Several clusters of people stood by and watched police from yards and the roadside of Wild Iris Court, a cul-de-sac just off Atlas Road near Garners Ferry Road. Residents who were outside didn’t want to be interviewed but said the street is normally quiet.
Police removed the yellow crime scene tape around the home by 3 p.m. but detectives worked into the evening hours talking with people who were at the scene when the teen was shot.