ST. LOUIS – A 12-year-old girl is hospitalized after being shot in north St. Louis Tuesday night.

According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting happened just before midnight at the intersection of Bessie and Shreve avenues in the Penrose neighborhood. The victim had been shot in the back of her head.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is now in critical condition. The cause of the shooting and suspects have yet to be reported.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the St. Louis City Police Department at 314-444-5371. If a tipster wants to remain anonymous or be eligible for a cash reward, they can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.