11-Year-Old Girl Shot in the Face Outside Gas Station in Chicago

An 11-year-old girl in Chicago was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being shot in the face at a gas station. A 19-year-old man, who was also shot during the incident, was reported to be in serious-to-critical condition, according to Chicago fire officials.

Ny-Andrea Dyer was in the backseat of a gray Lincoln MKS SUV at a gas station near 127th Street and Wentworth Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago's south side when the shooting took place around 11 p.m. local time on Monday, according to police.

The 19-year-old was leaving the store of the gas station when he was shot in the groin area. The teenager returned fire but did not manage to shoot anyone, while the suspect shot Dyer in the face.

The girl was taken to Comer Children's Hospital and her family was reported to be asking for prayers as she fights for her life, according to Chicago's WGN-TV.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, a suburb of Chicago.

Police confirmed a weapon was found in the 12600 block of South Wentworth Avenue, about a block away from where the shooting took place.

The motive behind the shooting is unknown and no one has been taken into custody, as of early Tuesday, ABC Chicago reported.

The girl does not appear to have been the intended target, according to police. The city's Area Two detectives are investigating the incident.

There is no relation between Dyer and the 19-year-old man, WGN-TV reported.

Other child shooting incidents

On Sunday, a three-year-old was reported to have shot their five-year-old sibling at a home in Texas.

The five-year-old was taken by EMS to the University Medical Center with serious injuries. It is unknown whether any adults were with the children at the time of the incident.

Last week, a two-year-old boy in Clarksville, Tennessee died after another young child accidentally shot him after finding a gun, police said at the time.

Three children under the age of four were reported to be at the home when one of the children found the unsecured handgun, according to police.

Back in late January, a toddler playing with a gun fatally shot his five-year-old cousin at a home in Detroit, Michigan.

The 18-month-old boy reportedly got hold of the weapon while he was at the property with his father, his cousin, his grandmother and a baby girl.

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A police car in Chicago, Illinois pictured on June 30, 2017. An 11-year-old girl was reported to be in critical condition after being shot in the face at a gas station in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago’s south side. Scott Olson/Getty Images