BRIDGEPORT - ? Police scoured a crime scene early Monday morning in Bridgeport after a 16-year-old was shot in the back.

The incident took place at approximately 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Morningside Drive and Hawley Avenue. Police refused to comment about the incident on camera, but say an unknown number of assailants exited a vehicle and began firing shots. The girl, who was riding her bike with friends, was struck in the lower back. Investigators don't believe she was the intended target.

Police say they?ve recovered at least one bullet casing in the street. The victim was taken to St. Vincent?s Medical Center and is listed in guarded but stable condition. She doesn't live in the area, but has family members there. Her name has not been released.