A 10-year-old boy was critically shot in the head while walking home from school on Wednesday.

Semaj O’Branty was walking along Margaret Street near Torresdale Avenue in the Frankford Section of Philadelphia around 3:30 p.m. when he was hit by a stray bullet from a passing car.

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According to 6abc Philadelphia, Deputy Commissioner Joe Sullivan said that the gunshot came from the backseat of a red or maroon Pontiac G6.

“I heard about anywhere from 11 to 13 shots, right in a row,” witness Harry Stork said. “Next thing I knew, there was a lady down the street holding the boy’s back of his head and they rushed him off to the hospital.”

O’Branty was reported to be in a critical but stable condition and is expected to survive.

Authorities told CNN that the man in the Pontiac aimed the shot at someone near the victim and O’Branty was not the intended target.

A surveillance footage of the incident showed that the targeted man tried to shield the victim and shot back at the driver of the Pontiac.

Philadelphia Police Captain John Walker said that the man who shot back at the Pontiac was taken into custody.

The driver of the Pontiac is still at large and the gun he used was recovered inside a recycling bin.

Just a few weeks earlier in October, two separate shooting incidents in Philadelphia led to the death of a two-year-old girl and to the critical condition of an 11-month-old boy.

According to Philadelphia Police statistics, there have been more than 300 homicide victims in the state and this is the highest number since 2007.