According to police, the shooting happened at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Evergreen Street in Crosstown.
Police said the 3-year-old victim – who was not identified – was taken to Le Bonheur in critical condition.
Police said the victim’s family was driving down Jackson and McLean when someone in a gold Volkswagen Jetta pulled up next to them and started shooting.
The 3-year-old boy was hit in the neck, according to MPD.
“If they had any issues toward anybody, you should have went and talked to that man, not a child. Not a child but nowadays, anything goes,” said Colin Wren, the boy’s uncle.
Police said this may be a road rage shooting because the victim's family said they did not know the shooter.
So far this year, there have been at least eight interstate shootings and several road rage shootings within the city.
According to police, the child has been upgraded to non-critical condition.
“This is outrageous for a three-year-old, and I got two with me in the car right now,” said Cary Jones, who lives nearby. “We could be passing and get hit the same way out the blue.”
At this time, MPD hasn’t released any additional information about the other car involved in this incident.