The boy, Keonte Mayes, reportedly was shot in the shoulder while he was in a car with his mother at approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday. Police say the family was headed home in a minivan.
Witnesses said a gun was fired by a person in a passing car who was targetting someone in another car.
It all happened block's away from the boy's home.
The boy was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he remained Saturday. There was no word on the child's condition or who shot him.
Authorities said they were searching for the shooter.
No one was in custody Saturday morning.
Friends tell ABC7 the boy's father was shot to death one month ago.