SENECA, S.C. (WSPA) – The Seneca Police Department said that they responded to a shooting that left one person injured on Monday afternoon.

Officers said that they responded to a shooting on Enterprise Lane around 2 p.m.  Upon arrival, officers found one person suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 

“All the gunshot wounds were in the upper torso area,” Seneca Chief of Police Casey Bowling said. We don’t know exactly how many gunshot wounds at this time.”

“Officers did proceed to do lifesaving procedures on the individual until EMS arrived,” Bowling said. “When EMS arrived, they took over and the victim was airlifted to Greenville.”

Upon further investigation, officers were seeking a person of interest. Officers located a 14-year-old juvenile suspect and arrested him; a firearm was also found by officers.

“During the interview process and with other investigative tools we were able to charge a 14-year-old juvenile with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.” Bowling said.

The suspect is currently being held at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

The Seneca Police Department says they’re working with the solicitor’s office on if they will try the suspect as an adult.

Chief Bowling says young people with guns has become an issue across the country.

“I believe violent tendencies are growing,” Bowling said. “Gun safety, dare programs are very important for young people to go through and to make sure parents are locking up their firearms and that kids are not in arms reach of firearms.”

Officers tell us the victim underwent surgery, but their condition is unknown at this time.