UPDATED: Officials say a 16-year-old male has been charged in connection with Sunday night's shooting in which a 14-year-old girl was critically injured at a Columbia apartment building.
The juvenile is charged with unlawful possession of a pistol.
The Columbia Police Department continues to investigate the shooting, which is believed to be accidental.
The shooting happened around 9 p.m. at the Latimer Manor Apartments on Lorick Circle, Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Timmons said.
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Officers responded to the shooting after reports of gunfire were called into 911.
The victim, who does not live at Latimer Manor, was taken to a local hospital, Timmons said.
The victim remains in serious condition.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (888) CRIME-SC.