Child, 11, hit by gunfire in Charleston shooting Wednesday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — An 11-year-old boy has been taken to MUSC for treatment of what police say are not life-threatening injuries suffered in a shooting Wednesday in Charleston.

The child was shot during an incident near Race Street and Rutledge Avenue shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Charleston Police.

Charles Francis, spokesman for the Charleston Police Department, says a mother, father and at least three children were sitting inside a white SUV, when someone began firing at the SUV.

Police believe someone inside the SUV was targeted, and that this was not a random incident, Francis says.

Police say they do not have any information about a motive or possible suspects, as of 4:30 p.m..

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 843-743-7200, and ask for the on-duty Charleston PD detective. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

Portions of Rutledge Avenue are closed to traffic as police investigate the incident. 

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