Youth Services and East Precinct detectives are working to identify the gunman who shot and critically wounded a 14-year-old male behind the 600 block of S. 5th Street at approximately 6:15 p.m. Sunday.
The victim was struck in the neck and is being treated at Vanderbilt.
The investigation at present shows that the victim was with two other persons when a black SUV drove up on S. 5th Street. Three males got out, with one of them walking around to where the victim and his friends were standing. The three started running. The individual from the SUV then fired several shots toward the 14-year-old before running across S. 5th Street and into the James Cayce housing development.
The motive for the gunfire has not been determined.
Anyone with information about this critical shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.