16-year-old shot on east side of Detroit

Police are searching for a gunman after a teenager was hurt in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon. 

The 16-year-old was walking near Lappin and Annott on the city's east side around 4 p.m. when a white Chrysler 200 drove up next to him. That's when someone inside the car opened fire and unloaded roughly a dozen rounds. 

The teen was hit in the leg. Although the shooting happened near Detroit Osborn High School, the victim was not a student there.

Some passersby helped the boy after the shots rang out. He was rushed to the hospital where he was in temporary serious condition for most of the night, but has since been upgraded to stable condition. 

"I was just on the phone with him. He was telling me how he was on his way to come to my auntie's house with me and come chill with me, but he never made it," says Dazaray Evans. She grew up with her friend, and says he's a quiet boy who minds his own business. She says she has no idea why this would've happened to him. 

Police are still looking for the suspect and the white Chrysler 200. 

If you have any information about what happened, you're asked to call Detroit Police's 9th Precinct.