By Jermont Terry

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 16-year-old girl was shot and wounded Thursday afternoon in the Avalon Park neighborhood.

Police said at 3:24 p.m. in the 1400 block of East 79th Street, at Dante Avenue, the girl was involved in an altercation on the sidewalk with a male assailant who went on to shoot her. The girl was struck in the right hip.

As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, the girl was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was reported in serious, but stable, condition.

The suspect fled east on 79th Street in a vehicle, police said.

As of 5 p.m., police remained on the scene and no one was in custody. Area Two detectives were investigating.