CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – One person is dead and another has been arrested following a shooting that happened Thursday afternoon in downtown Charleston.
Officers with the Charleston Police Department responded to a reported shooting on Reid Street between Drake Street and E Bay Street just after 12:00 p.m., according to Sgt. Elisabeth Wolfsen.
One person was injured and taken to the Medical University of South Carolina where they died.
Sgt. Wolfsen said a suspect was detained and taken to the Charleston Police Department to be interviewed by investigators. That person was identified as 29-year-old Wayne McNeil of Charleston.
McNeil is charged with one count of murder and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
The Charleston County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as 24-year-old Kyre Washington of Charleston.
Police tell News 2 the shooting was an isolated incident and that there is no threat to the public.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact Charleston PD.