GREENSBORO, NC - A 7-year-old boy and his mother were taken to the hospital after being shot outside an apartment complex Friday evening.

Greensboro Police say the shooting happened near Northwinds Apartments on Lees Chapel Road shortly after 4 p.m.

The mom, 29-year-old Kendra Denay Cox, has since been released from the hospital. Her son remains in critical condition.

Police say Cox, her son, and a third person were driving near the entrance of the apartment complex when their car was struck by multiple bullets.

Police say the boy, who was sitting in the backseat, underwent surgery and is listed in critical but stable condition at Moses Cone Hospital.

Witnesses told police the gunfire came from people inside another vehicle, possibly a dark colored SUV, that pulled up next to the vehicle with the mother, child, and third passenger.

The third occupant of the vehicle, who was in the front passenger seat, was not injured.

Investigators say a motive for the shooting is unknown. Police have not identified suspects at this point in the investigation.

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