The scene of a shooting in the 1300 block of Fowler at approximately 6:20pm Monday evening in north suburban Evanston, Illinois. | Photo: Evanston PD

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago police asked for the public's help Tuesday finding the man who fired a gun over a fence and wounded a 13-year-old girl critically in the neck.

Teens had gathered in a backyard around 6:20 p.m. Monday when an unknown person fired several shots, Evanston Police Commander Ryan Glew said.

One bullet hit the girl in the neck, Glew said.

Investigators do not believe she was the intended target, he said. No one else was injured, Glew said.

The girl was transported to St. Francis Hospital and later moved to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where she remained in critical condition Tuesday, Glew said.

Though there is not much of a description to go on regarding the shooter, anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Evanston Police Department to report it at 847-866-5040.

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