ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) – One person was taken to the hospital after a shooting Friday evening in downtown Anderson.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Anderson Police Department near the corner of East John Street and South Main Street around 6:45 p.m.

Tariq Thomas (From: Anderson City Jail)

Police said they arrived to find the suspect standing next to a vehicle and the victim lying on the ground.

Investigators said the shooting happened while a couple was exchanging custody of a child.

Anderson Police said the boyfriend of the child’s mother shot the father of the child.

The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Tariq Omar Thomas, was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

The 26-year-old victim was taken to the hospital for his injuries. His condition is not known at this time.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.