Man charged in forest preserve shooting
By Steve Metsch email@example.com September 2, 2014 10:00AM
A 33-year-old Chicago man has been charged in a shooting at a Cook County Forest Preserve soccer field that left one man with minor injuries, the Cook County Sheriff’s office said in a news release late Monday.
Luis Gonzalez, of the 5500 block of South Kolin Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm and vehicular invasion, the release said.
Gonzalez is scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday at the Bridgeview Courthouse.
The shooting took place on a forest preserve soccer fiend near 147th Street and Ridgeland Avenue about 5:15 p.m. Sunday, the release said. It was reported that approximately 2,000 people had attended a soccer game there.
According to the investigation, the gun was fired at the end of the game, grazing a 47-year-old Harvey man who was taken to an area hospital for treatment and later released.
Gonzalez attempted to flee in another person’s vehicle, but was caught by Oak Forest police who had arrived to assist Cook County Forest Preserve District Police who were on the scene.