GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Two arrests have been made after a 16-year-old was injured in a shooting during a traffic stop Tuesday night in Taylors.

Around 11 p.m., the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy initiated a traffic stop at Wade Hampton Boulevard and Saint Mark Road.

Deputies noticed a firearm inside the vehicle and attempted to secure the gun when a shot was fired.

The 16-year-old was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff’s office charged the teenager with the following:

  • Unlawful possession of a pistol under the age of 18
  • Unlawful carrying of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon during a violent crime
  • Trafficking fentanyl

He was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice following his release from the hospital.

Deputies also arrested 20-year-old Joselito Leopard-Rivera and charged him with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

He was transported to the Greenville County Detention Center where he awaits a bond hearing.

The driver of the vehicle was not charged.

No deputies fired their weapons or were injured during the incident, the sheriff’s office said.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was requested to investigate the incident.