By Alicia Roberts

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 13-year-old boy was shot in the head while inside a vehicle in West Philadelphia Monday night, police say. It happened on the 4900 block of Hoopes Street around 8:30 p.m.

Investigators say the 13-year-old boy was alone sitting in the passenger seat of a parked SUV with the windows up when a gunman walked up and began firing. They fired at least 16 shots into the car.

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The 13-year-old was hit multiple times, including in the head and chest. He was rushed to Penn Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition

We’re told the victim lived in the area but police can’t give a motive yet.

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“We don’t have a motive as of yet. Obviously, it’s a young kid. We know he lives in the area and we believe the shooter fled westbound on Hoopes and is on foot at this point,” Capt. John Walker said. “Obviously, it looks from the scene, from where he’s sitting, the car he’s sitting in and the fact that the shooter rolled right up on him, and the evidence is on the ground that clearly he was targeted for some reason. We just don’t know why.”

The shooter remains on the run and police are asking for the public’s help to identify who did this.

CBS3’s Alicia Roberts contributed to this report.

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Alicia Roberts