A 13-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot Monday evening while attending a gathering in an Evanston backyard, police say.
At around 6:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of Fowler, Evanston police say an unknown person fired a gun over a fence and into the backyard of a residence where a group of teens was gathered.
According to authorities, the 13-year-old -- the only person struck by gunfire in the incident -- was transported to a nearby hospital where she was last listed in critical condition.
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Evanston Police Monday night tweeted that no one was in custody, and that they were still looking for the gunman.
The shooting comes less than 2 weeks after a father was fatally shot in an Evanston park while playing cards with his 6-year-old daughter, and just a few days after a particularly violent weekend in Chicago that saw 5 killed and at least 60 injured by gunfire.
Several of those who suffered gunshot wounds were under the age of 18, and one of those fatally shot was a 16-year-old boy, according to police.
Monday, Chicago police reported 10 people wounded -- five of them critically -- in shootings across the city. According to authorities, a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old are among those in critical condition.