Gunfire erupts near youth football game in Chicago park, 1 wounded

Gunfire broke out at a park on Chicago's South Side on Saturday afternoon, leaving a 29-year-old man wounded and sparking chaos at a nearby youth football game.

Around 1:30 p.m., two unidentified male individuals approached the victim in the park, located in the 800 block of E. 39th St., and opened fire, striking him in the left leg and right hip. The victim was rushed to the University of Chicago Hospital in fair condition.

Witnesses at the scene reported a youth football game was taking place nearby, and the sound of gunshots sent players and spectators scrambling for cover. One witness expressed shock and anger at the violence.

"And to the person who thought it was okay to open fire at a kid's football, I pray you rot in hell," the witness said.

As of now, no suspects are in custody, and the investigation is ongoing.