- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A 10-year-old California boy is clinging to life after being shot five times while in the front yard at a family member’s birthday party late Saturday night.

Sacramento County police said Eric Raya was playing with another child in front of a North Highlands home when a car pulled up and shot him, News10 reports.

“It was a black car. The car just stopped and started shooting them,” Monica Raya, the boy’s older sister, told the station. “My brother was injured and nobody saw who shot [him].”

Eric Raya was hit in the stomach, arms and legs, but police have made no arrests, News10 reports.

The boy’s brother Oscar Raya said his brother is in stable condition but is not able to speak.

“I told him to be strong because he can not speak,” he said.