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Kayden Swann, Toddler Shot On Lake Shore Drive, Is Holding Steady

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

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ERICA: Developing this hour, 18 doctors at Lurie Children's Hospital saying, within the last few hours, the 21-month-old boy shot in the face in a road rage case on Lakeshore Drive yesterday is holding steady. CBS News' Chris Tye on this story for us tonight with what else doctors are sharing. As well as where the investigation stands right now. Chris.

CHRIS TYE: Erica, he remains on a ventilator in a medically induced coma, dealing with that brain damage triggered from that bullet that went through his temple. Doctors in the pediatric ICU say this is an hour-by-hour case that is still very dicey. But right now, they say there is reason for hope. This is 21-month-old Kayden Swann. Family say he is the light of their lives. Tonight, his mother and grandmother at his bedside, after he was caught in that gunfire triggered by road rage yesterday.

Doctors say they have not had to crack open his skull. He remains a high mortality risk, and remains in what they call very critical condition. But in a late day news conference, they say there is reason for that optimism.

DR. 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. He certainly is in the camp of promising.

CHRIS TYE: So that is good news tentatively. We'll keep our eye on that. Now to the investigation. Kayden was in that white Lincoln sedan you see there, which crashed on northbound Lakeshore Drive near Grant Park yesterday around 11:00 AM. Also in that very car, the only person police have in for questioning. Detectives want to know what happened that led to the multiblock shootout.

Remember, a gun was also found in that car that Kayden was in. And of course, because this was a road rage case and it was a shootout, there was another car with what we believe are other suspects. So far, police aren't shedding any light on where things stand on that. As far as right now in the 6 o'clock hour, Erica, there are no arrests.

ERICA: All right. Thank you, Chris.