DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities say a 16-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot while walking down Mack Avenue on Detroit’s east side.

The incident happened just before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 9200 block of Mack Avenue, near McClellan Avenue.

READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo

The teen told police he was walking along the road when a silver car pulled up near him and someone inside started shooting.

READ MORE: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers

The boy, who was shot in his left side, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police are now searching for the gunman.

MORE NEWS: Veteran Needs Help With Home Repairs

Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 313-596-2260.