Evanston police say a 13-year-old girl was in critical condition at a local hospital Monday night after she was shot in the 1300 block of Fowler Avenue.

Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew says the shooting occurred about 6:20 p.m. when someone fired a gun over a fence into a backyard occupied by several teenagers.

Glew says no suspects are in custody.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 847-866-5000 or 847-866-5040.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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