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16-year-old arrested after teen shot in Port St. Lucie

Posted at 10:52 PM, Dec 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 06:05:49-05

Port St. Lucie police have arrested a 16-year-old accused of shooting another teenager at a Port St. Lucie apartment complex Saturday afternoon.

The teen turned himself in on Sunday.

Police said the teen got into a fight with another 16-year-old and shot him at Grove Park Apartments off Lennard Road before 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

“Knowing that that happened in my neighborhood, I definitely don’t feel safe at all," Tamika Peters said. "That could’ve been my son or my daughter walking out here and who knows what could’ve happened.”

The victim was taken to the hospital, but police say he's expected to recover.

The 16-year-old boy faces charges of robbery with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.