A 10-year-old girl was shot in the legs in a playground area in northwest Fresno.

According to the details, the shooting incident took place somewhere around 8 pm on Wednesday night.

The park was located on the premises of an apartment complex.

According to the police, the apartments known as park west apartments are located in the south of marks and Shaw Avenues, just at the 2800 block of west Alamos Avenue.

The little girl is said to be in critical condition and has been taken in for surgery.

Fresno police declared that a Good Samaritan nearby took the wounded child to the Fresno Community Regional Medical Center where the surgery took place.

The cause of the shooting is still unknown but the police are searching for the people accompanying the young girl.

“It is believed that the child was not alone at the time of the shooting.

“We don’t know what the motivation was,” said Lt. Ignacio Ruiz, who reiterated that the investigation was in its early stages. “We don’t even know how this unfolded because some of the individuals involved in the shooting are not here.”

American police Lt. Ignacio Ruiz
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“There’s very little to go off of. … We believe there were other people involved. She wasn’t by herself. It appears as though there’s something else to this.”

The fact remains unknown whether the little girl is the resident of the apartments or was visiting someone living in the said apartments.

The whole area was cordoned off and a combing method was adopted to search for any clue or the family of the injured girl.

The police canvassed the whole area to collect evidence and details by going from one apartment door to another.

Police have asked the general public to come forward and share any kind of information that may lead to the culprit.

This is a developing story, more details will be added as soon as received.