After a 12-year-old girl was shot in the back in the Loop Saturday night while standing in a large group of teens, the Chicago Police Department says it is canceling a regularly scheduled day off to help combat crime.
"To enhance public safety and to address current crime patterns, all full-duty sworn members will have one regular day off canceled," the Chicago Police Department said in a statement Monday.
Authorities say the 12-year-old girl was standing amid of a large gathering of teens in the first block of North Michigan Avenue at approximately 8:40 p.m. when a single gunshot rang out.
No suspects are currently in custody.
The shooting was one of several chaotic and violent acts that occurred in the area Saturday night, NBC Chicago reports.
At least 21 minors were arrested throughout the evening, according to authorities. Nine of the minors were issued curfew violations, and two replica firearms were recovered, according to authorities.
Two Chicago police officers suffered injuries, with one officer suffering a broken arm.