At first you would certainly think that it was the real thing. However, upon further scrutiny you will find out that the boy is only holding a toy gun. The photo is taken using Google Maps "Street View".
The sensationalism of the photo placed the photo with the search ketword, "Kids Getting Shot on Google Maps" on the top 10 trends of Google for May 21.
Because of this incident, Google halted last weeks its collection of WiFi network information for Street View after admitting it inadvertently gathered personal data sent via unsecured systems.