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Teen shot during apparent burglary attempt


The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident where a teen was shot.

Deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress on Golf Cart Road in Effingham County around 8 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies located a 13-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound when they arrived.

Initial reports indicate that the teen broke into a residence and was shot after he was confronted by the homeowner.

"At this time in the investigation, we are continuing to look at what happened. Initial reports indicate this child was inside this man's residence and at some point, a shot was fire and the child was hit. No charges have yet been filed. It is still under investigation," said David Ehsanipoor, Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

The teen was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

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