One Man Shot in Rockford Park

Shooting happened at around 6:30pm. Victim has non-life-threatening wound

ROCKFORD - A man is recovering after being shot once at a Rockford park.

The shooting happened at around 6:30pm at the Fairgrounds Park in west Rockford, which is next to the Fairgrounds Housing Project off of Kilburn Ave.

Police say the man was shot once in the leg by a gunman who then fled the scene.  The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, and police say his wound is not life-threatening.

Some juveniles at the scene were also taken into custody for reasons unrelated to the shooting.

Because the shooting was on Park District property, the Rockford Park District Police are investigating with help from Rockford Police and the Winnebago County Sheriff's Police.

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