CHICAGO - A 26-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in Grant Park Thursday afternoon.
The victim was in the 1100 block of South Michigan at about 2 p.m. when an unknown offender produced a handgun and fired shots, police said.
The victim was struck in the leg. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
The shooting took place at a time when the skate park is usually busy, according to skateboarders who gathered behind a fence nearby.
One skateboarder, who did not want to be named, was puzzled that the shooting took place in broad daylight, at a place he considers safe.
"Why here?" he asked. "Four-year-olds come here, bro. So dumb."
No one is in custody at this time.
Area detectives continue to investigate.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.