The boy’s mother, who has not been named, was driving with her son and seven-year-old daughter in the car when she came across a car blocking an intersection in Cleveland, Ohio.
The woman honked her horn until she was finally able to get around the car five to seven minutes later.
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The woman pulled off the freeway, and proceeded to call 911.
Her son was rushed to the hospital where surgeons removed bullet fragments from his head.
The seven-year-old daughter also suffered minor scratches from shattered glass.
Police continue to search for the two men responsible. They have been described as black and the car they were driving in was a white four-door Pontiac with tinted windows.
Anybody with information is bring asked to call investigators at 216-621-1234.