A 12-year-old girl was shot and critically wounded Saturday night in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

She was playing with friends about 7:15 p.m. outside in the 1900 block of West 57th Street when gunfire erupted and she was shot in the head, according to Chicago Police.

The girl, who was not thought to be the intended target of the shooting, was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. Police initially said the victim was a woman, between 35 and 40 years old.

No one was in custody early Sunday as Area South detectives investigate.