A 15-year-old boy has been declared brain dead following a drive-by shooting outside his home on Chicago's West Side Sunday. The boy's mother also suffered a gunshot wound in the incident.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times the boy was walking with his mother near their home in the 700 block of North Springfield when multiple shots were fired from an older model white or cream-colored vehicle.
The boy was shot in the head, and his mother was shot in her arm, the Chicago Tribune reports. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the boy, identified by the Sun-Times as Antonio Johnson, was listed in "extremely critical" condition.
Johnson is reportedly a sophomore at Marshall Metro High School. It was not immediately known whether he was the gunman's intended target, as several people were standing nearby at the time, according to the Tribune. The boy's mother was in good condition as of early Monday.