11-year-old girl struck by stray bullet at West Pullman gas station

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A 19-year-old man was shot and an 11-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet Monday night in a shooting at a gas station in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

According to police, the 19-year-old man was leaving the store of a gas station in the 100 block of West 127th Street around 11 p.m. when someone fired shots at him striking him in the groin area.

He then returned fire, but no one was struck, CBS 2 reported.

An 11-year-old girl who was sitting in the backseat of a vehicle parked at a gas pump was also struck in the face by the offender, police said. She was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. Police said the girl did not appear to have been the intended target.

The 19-year-old man was brought to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious-to-critical condition, according to Chicago fire officials.

According to police, a weapon was found in the 12600 block of South Wentworth Avenue. No one is in custody.

Area Two detectives are investigating.