A gun being handled by former Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton accidentally discharged Wednesday and wounded an employee at Payton's suburban Chicago restaurant, police said.

The employee, Elmer Hutson, 28, of Hoffman Estates, was shot in the left leg as Payton handled the .9mm semi-automatic handgun in the office of his restaurant, Studebaker's, said Schaumburg Police Chief Kenneth Alley.

"The shooting was accidental and no charges will be filed," Alley said.