An investigation is underway after a 12-year-old boy was shot in the face near Lafayette Park on Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to the 2600 Block of Caroline around 4:40 p.m. where a boy stated he was walking in the area when a random person either on foot or in a vehicle fired shots at him, striking him in the face.

The boy left the scene to a family member’s house where police were contacted. He was transported to a hospital where he’s listed in critical, but stable condition.