Young girl shot on South Side

March 20, 2008 9:24:56 PM PDT
A young girl has been shot on Chicago's South Side.Police confirm it happened about 9 p.m. in the 8900-block of South Houston.

The fire department says she's 12 years old and has been taken to University of Chicago Children's Hospital in stable condition.

Police say the offender shot at a group of children from almost a block away. The girl, the only victim, was struck in the lower back.