Rockford Police: Man shot at Fairgrounds Park near playground

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford Police are investigating after a man was shot near a playground on Rockford's west side.

Investigators say it happened at Fairgrounds Park off of Kilburn Avenue around 6:30 Friday evening.

When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot in the leg lying near the playground. The man was then taken to an area hospital and is expected to be okay.

Police have spoken with several witnesses, however no one is in custody at this time.