(CBS) — A 16-year-old girl was shot Tuesday afternoon in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.

The girl suffered a gunshot wound to the upper chest about 4 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 18th Street, said police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala, citing preliminary information.

She was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where she was listed in “stable” condition, Zala said.

Area Central detectives are investigating. A witness told CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker the victim was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between two men.

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