"A hole in my heart, I never want to see anyone go through what I'm going through right now. This pain is indescribable."
Denise Lawson is standing by her 15-year-old son DaQuan Ray. He suffered a gunshot to his stomach Thursday night. It happened in the 1900 block of Sharon Street near Vernon Highway in southwest Detroit.
Police responded to the area for a report of shots fired and quickly took the teenaged boy to Children's Hospital of Michigan, where he is being treated.
The circumstances of the shooting are not fully clear at the moment.
One story is that the teenage boy was walking down the street with a friend when shots were fired, one bullet hitting the 15-year-old. The other story is that he may have been inside a suspected drug house.
Whether or not then teen was the intended target or where he was physically during the time of the shooting is still being figured out by investigators.
"We really don't know what really happened. We were told he was inside a home when he got shot. There are a lot of different stories right now," said Lawson.
"He’s a good kid. He doesn’t really get into any trouble. He’s never been in anything like this before. I know he's been under a lot of stress, but lately he's been running away from home. I've been trying to seek help for that, but right now, I don't know what really happened."
The teenager is being treated at Children's Hospital. Right now, he's stable, but he remains in critical condition. Anyone with information on who the shooter is should give Detroit Police a call right away at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will remain anonymous.