UPDATE: Minor arrested and charged in shooting on S. Van Buren St.

Van Buren shooting

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Gang Unit has arrested and charged a 16-year-old male with tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm by a minor after a shooting that happened on the 1400 block of South Van Buren Street.

It happened around 2: 30 p.m. Thursday.

According to the police department, the victim reported to officers that he heard gunshots while walking near Monroe High School.

He said he began to run then later realized he had been shot in the upper right arm, according to police.

According to the police department, the suspect has been released to his mother until his arraignment.

This is still an ongoing investigation and witnesses are still being interviewed.

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