AUGUSTA, Ga. - A 16-year-old is in the hospital after being shot in Augusta Tuesday night, according to the sheriff's office.

Around 8:30 p.m., deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about a gunshot victim on 1st avenue.

There, on the 2100 block, deputies found a 16-year-old who had been shot in the leg at least once. The teen was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. As of Tuesday night, his condition is unknown.

Officials tell FOX54 a 19-year-old male suspect has been taken into custody. As of 10:06 p.m., the scene was still active.

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