Darious Calhoun, Jr., a 6-year-old boy, was caught in an illegal gun sale shooting Sunday before 8 p.m. near Mongo Circle and Monteel Drive in Atlanta while outside playing.
Witnesses said that when the would-be buyer didn't make a purchase, the shooting began.
"Gun shots, I just saw people running up the street," Anthony Dowdell told CBS Atlanta. "Somebody went up the street and started shooting at the vehicle. During the process the little kid who was riding the bike got shot."
Calhoun, Jr. was shot in the lower back and the bullet exited in the front.
"He was just shocked. He was feeling it. He was holding it and he was bleeding everywhere. He didn't want to say anything at all," Taquavious Dunlap, Calhoun's 14-year-old cousin, told CBS Atlanta.
Calhoun, Jr. is being treated at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and police are still investigating the shooting. So far, no arrest has been made.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Previous versions of this story mistakenly reported that Calhoun was 8 years old.