A Chicago man was charged in a shooting at suburban soccer field where hundreds of people were attending a soccer match over Labor Day weekend.
Around 5:15 p.m. Sunday, a shooting was reported near 147th Street and Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Forest at a Cook County Forest Preserve soccer field. About 2,000 people were gathered for a soccer match at the field, officials said.
When the game ended a man fired a gun, injuring a 47-year-old man from Harvey, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.
The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was later released, officials said.
The shooter, who police identified as 33-year-old Luis Gonzalez, allegedly tried to flee the scene in another person’s vehicle, but was stopped by Oak Forest Police.
Gonzalez, of the 5500 block of South Kolin Avenue in Chicago, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm and vehicular invasion, according to police.
Gonzalez is expected to appear in bond court Tuesday, police said.