MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A child was injured in a shooting in southwest Memphis Wednesday evening.

Police say officers responded to the shooting inside the Harold E. Ford Sr. Villas on Deerskin Drive near Buffalo Road just after 7 p.m.

According to a police report, a young boy was shot in the face and shoulder. Despite his injuries, the boy was reportedly alert and could speak.

The boy was transported to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in critical condition. He reportedly had one gunshot wound to his right cheek and a graze on his shoulder.

Police say the suspect fled the scene in a stolen black Acura SUV.

According to the report, the victim told police he had been riding with the suspect in that same vehicle earlier in the day.

The victim reportedly told police that after he had gotten out, the suspect called him back to the vehicle. That’s when someone in the backseat of the vehicle fired shots.

Police have not released the age of the victim, but neighbors tell WREG he is 15 years old.

If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.