Teen charged in connection with the shooting of his sister

Police say the story of a 14-year-old Florence girl being critically wounded in a drive-by Friday evening on Meadows Farm Road in Florence was a lie.

A 16-year-old Florence boy has been charged with Possession of a Firearm By a Minor, Filing a False Police Report, and Discharging a Firearm In City Limits, according to Major Carlos Raines with Florence police.

The teens were playing with a gun in Meadors Farm Road in South Florence last Friday afternoon when it went off. The bullet struck the boy's 14-year-old sister, Raines said.

She remains in the hospital.

The teens initially told police someone pulled up in a car and fires several shots at them. The teens said they lied because they were scared, Raines said.

Three other teens were present when the gun fired. Additional arrests are possible.

The 16-year-old is being held at the SC Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

He is expected to have a detention hearing Thursday.