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21-Month-Old Boy Improving After Being Shot On Lake Shore Drive

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Doctors at Lurie Children's Hospital say Kayden Swann's condition remains very critical, but is not worsening, after he was shot on Tuesday in a moving car on Lake Shore Drive downtown. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.

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IRIKA SARGENT: Right now, we're learning more about a little boy struggle to survive one day after he was shot in the head while riding in a car on Lakeshore Drive. CBS 2's Chris Tye is live at Lurie Children's Hospital. And Chris, you just spoke to doctors.

CHRIS TYE: That's right, Irika. And here is what we just learned from them, that boy is still in a coma, a medically induced coma, and still on a ventilator. His mother and his grandmother are at his bedside. Doctors say this is a case that is moving hour by hour, but right now things are looking promising.

MARCELO MALAKOOTI: He certainly is in the camp of promising.

CHRIS TYE: An improving prognosis for 21-month-old Kayden Swann today. Shot in the head yesterday after police say road-rage turned into a multi-block shooting spree between two cars here on northbound Lakeshore Drive along Grant Park.

This bullet laden white Lincoln was the car Kayden was in, along with two others. One of the others, an adult male, is the person police have spent much of the last 24 hours questioning. Police did confirm yesterday a gun was found inside that Lincoln. They weren't sure what role it played. Still, no word on if police have leads on who was in that other car. They have yet to identify it or its passenger whose gunfire likely struck Kayden.

LORI LIGHTFOOT: It's astounding to me that people have so little regard for human life in general. It's particularly astounding to me when people have so little regard to human life when there are children as passengers in cars, as we saw yesterday.

CHRIS TYE: And about yesterday's victim, doctors have not had to open his skull, which they say is good news. But he remains on a ventilator for that temple wound that keeps him in what they call, very critical condition.

MARCELO MALAKOOTI: He's kind of stayed relatively steady for us, although incredibly ill, relatively steady for us, so that's something that we have to follow every hour.

CHRIS TYE: The big three questions on the police investigation; one, who instigated all this? Two, who was in that other car? As best we know, police don't have any leads or suspects on that front. And three, what role might this little boy's family have played in setting all of this into motion? Live at Lurie Children's Hospital, Chris Tye, "CBS 2 News."