Boy Remains on Life Support After Drive-By Shooting

A teen and his mother were wounded by a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon outside their West side home

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    A 15-year-old boy is on life support Monday morning after he and his mother were wounded in a drive-by shooting Sunday on Chicago's West side.

    The boy and his 37-year-old mother were standing on the front porch of their home when shots rang out, police said. The shots came from an older model white or cream colored car, according to police.

    The shooting happened at about 4 p.m. in the 700 block of North Springfield Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.

    The boy was struck in the head and is reported to be in extremely critical conditions. His mother was wounded in the arm. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    Police are unsure if the boy or his mother was the intended target, and there were several other people standing nearby at the time of the shooting, according to the publication.

    The police have no description of the gunman, and currently no arrests have been made.