Police said a child was sexually assaulted near a bus stop on the northeast side Thursday evening.

SAPD said the incident happened around 5:40 p.m. in the 7800 block of Midcrown Drive, just across from Edward H. White Middle School.

The 12-year-old said she was waiting at the bus stop when a black male between the ages of 16 and 22 pulled out a handgun and forced the victim into a wooded area nearby.

After the sexual assault, the victim was able to run away from the suspect and contact a relative.

She was then transported to the hospital.

The suspect is still on the loose.

This is a developing story and KENS 5 will keep you updated as more information is released.