(CBS) — She’s only 20 and a young mother. Her parents say she is now brain-dead.

Michelle Pearson was shot in the face over the weekend in the 4600 block of South Ellis.

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CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

For two days now, four-year-old Antonio Pearson has been wailing for his mommy. He doesn’t really understand.

His mother is on life support at  Northwestern Memorial Hospital — the victim of a single gunshot wound.

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Early Saturday morning, Michelle was in her car, dropping off friends at 46th and Ellis in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Somebody approached and shot into the car. One passenger suffered non-life-threatening wounds; she was not so lucky.

She’s still on life support right now.

“I’m not worried. I believe God will bring her back to the way she left, the way we remember her,” the victim’s aunt, Raynetta Tyler, says.

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Michelle is a mom who works at a South Side restaurant. A co-worker says she is dedicated to her little Antonio.