A Wisconsin girl was shot while playing on a school playground

, Posted: Thu, May 22 2014 at 11:40 AM, Updated: Thu, May 22 2014 at 12:04 PM

Milwaukee, Wis. -- (WTMJ) An 11-year-old girl was shot in the head on Milwaukee's north side Wednesday night, police confirmed.

It happened just after 7:00 p.m. 

The girl was playing on the playground at an elementary school when she was caught in the crossfire between two people shooting at each other.

The child was taken to Children's Hospital, where she's being treated for serious injuries. 

There are no suspects in custody.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett reacted strongly to news of the shooting.

"The thugs who thought nothing of having a gunfight on a playground need to be locked up for a very, very long time," he said. "It's time for the Governor and legislature to go into special session and pass mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes and to come down hard on those who value life so little."

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