SOUTH BEND —Witnesses say a drive-by shooting late Thursday night injured a 7-year-old boy as he sat with his mother and another child inside a South Bend home.
The boy was taken to an area hospital after suffering a "gunshot wound to the arm" while in a home in the 1100 block of East Madison Street, said South Bend police Capt. Scott Ruszkowski, who described the wound as "non-life threatening."
"He's in good condition, and in good spirits," Ruszkowski said.
The boy's mother was cut on the arm, either by flying glass from a window or "when she tried to pick up her son," the police captain said.
Five children and the mother were inside when the hail of bullets hit about 10:20 p.m.
Neighbors told of hearing a vehicle drive by the house then gunfire breaking out. Neighbors' counts of gunshots they heard ranged from five to seven.
"There were six shots, distinctly," said neighbor Kenny Payne. "I was watching the Bulls game and I counted them ... one, two, three, four, five, six. There was no mistake."
As police roped off an area around the house, children emerged in tears, crying that their brother had been shot. The kids were driven away in two vehicles.
Police have no suspects.
"We're just trying to piece together what witnesses told us," Ruszkowski said.