By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A child was shot in St. Paul on Friday night, becoming the latest young victim of gun violence in the Twin Cities this year.

The St. Paul Police Department says the shooting happened around 7:45 p.m. at the intersection of White Bear and Idaho avenues. Officers arriving on the scene worked to assist a preteen who had been shot in the chest. The victim was taken to Regions Hospital.

Investigators believe the victim is 12 years old. The child is expected to survive.

A witness told officers that they saw a group of youths arguing and then heard multiple shots and saw the victim on the ground.

So far, no arrests have been made.

The shooting is under investigation.