A woman and her son were forced at gunpoint to drive to the edge of the Everglades after being carjacked during a driving lesson Monday in an upscale Fort Lauderdale suburb, investigators revealed.

The mom was teaching her son to drive a stick shift Monday afternoon in a school parking lot in Weston, Broward Sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said. The suspect, identified as 44-year-old Jorge Almeida, ordered the woman to drive to a rest stop on U.S. 27, according to investigators.

Coleman-Wright says at the rest stop, the man asked about the mother's finances. The son got into a struggle with the man and was shot twice in the leg. A witness saw the commotion and helped detain the man.

Detectives are still investigating. The man could face charges including attempted murder, WSVN reports.

The son was taken to the hospital.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.