LAUDERHILL, Fla. -

A man was taken to the hospital after being shot while trying to break up a fight, police said.

Two groups of girls were have a verbal and physical argument Monday evening on Northwest 27th Court.

Lauderhill police said the uncle of one of the girls intervened and tried to break up the fight. Somehow, someone knocked him down to the ground.

It was then when police said someone pulled out a gun and shot the man in the chest.

The man was taken to Broward Health in guarded condition.

Police looked throughout the neighborhood for any possible witnesses.