Charges upgraded in Lorick Circle shooting

Charges upgraded in Lorick Circle shooting.

COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Charges against a 16-year old accused of shooting a 14-year old girl on November 10 at the Latimer Manor apartments have been upgraded.

Raekwon C. Ford, who police say is a gang member, is now charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

According to CPD, after further investigation, it was determined the shooting was intentional. Initially, investigators said that it was not an intentional act and Ford was previously charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol and Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol by a Person under the Age of 18.

The victim was shot in the chest and is still receiving medical treatment at a local hospital. Police still do not have a motive for the shooting.