Teen arrested for shooting 16-year-old boy in Kershaw

Lancaster Sheriff's Deputies were called out to a shooting involving a 16-year-old Wednesday afternoon at Foxwood Apartments.

Deputies found a 16-year-old boy that had been shot when they arrived on scene. Deputies say they found the suspect several block from the apartment. 

Ezekeila Patterson, 17, was found in possession of a firearm and arrested, according to deputies. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Deputies say Patterson was taken to the Lancaster County Detention Center where he awaits a bond hearing on attempted murder and weapon charges.

Investigators say a previous altercation led to the shooting. Sheriff Faile said, “We are hoping and praying that the victim makes a full recovery. Senseless violence like this has no place in our society. We are thankful that we were able to get the suspect into custody so quickly.”