St. Paul police were continuing to investigate Saturday the shooting of a 12-year-old boy Friday evening on the East Side.

No arrests were reported.

Officers were called to the intersection of White Bear and Idaho avenues in the Hillcrest neighborhood about 7:45 p.m. on a report of shots fired. They found Maplewood police officers giving aid to the boy, who had been shot in the chest, authorities said.

A witness told officers they saw a large group of juveniles arguing, followed by multiple shots. Juveniles at the scene were unable to give officers a detailed description of the suspect.

The 12-year-old victim was taken to Regions Hospital with what was determined to be a noncritical wound. No one else was injured.

Alex Chhith