'Batman was going to get the bad guys': Son comforts mom as they hide during Six Flags shooting

8/16/2022 9:30:00 AM

'Batman was going to get the bad guys': Son comforts mom as they hide during Six Flags shooting

'Batman was going to get the bad guys': Son comforts mom as they hide during Six Flags shooting

'I just wanted to keep my boys safe, but I didn't know what was going to happen,' Ashley Blanck said.

, after a white sedan pulled up to the front entrance to the amusement park, and more than one person got out of the car and started shooting, before taking off.The two people who were shot have been released from the hospital, and are expected to be okay, but even now, what happened in those moments outside Six Flags Great America has left a lasting impact on the families who were inside and

Blanck's two youngest boys were on a ride at Great America at 7:49 p.m. Sunday. By 7:50 p.m., gunshots rang out outside the amusement park."I was just really scared. So I called my husband. I was like, 'I don't know what's going to happen,'" she said."He said, 'I'm praying. I love you.'"

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02:48 CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Kenosha County mom is reliving the moments she and her two youngest kids were forced to hide inside a staff kitchen at Six Flags Great America, after gunshots rang out in the parking lot Sunday night.Gurnee police responded to the park after receiving 911 calls around 7:50 p.Two people were taken to the hospital for evaluation and a third declined treatment, according to park officials Published August 14, 2022 • Updated 1 hour ago Three people were injured Sunday evening in a shooting outside Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, sparking a massive law enforcement presence and a chaotic scene at the amusement park.Law enforcement is investigating.

, after a white sedan pulled up to the front entrance to the amusement park, and more than one person got out of the car and started shooting, before taking off. Police are still searching for suspects. Police said a white sedan entered the parking lot and drove toward the front entrance, where the suspects got out and started shooting at another person in the parking lot. As CBS 2's Marissa Perlman explains, it was the moments not knowing what happened that Ashley Blanck is still trying to absorb The two people who were shot have been released from the hospital, and are expected to be okay, but even now, what happened in those moments outside Six Flags Great America has left a lasting impact on the families who were inside and . Two people were taken to the hospital for evaluation while a third declined treatment. "In that moment, none of us knew, and all of us were terrified," she said. Two people were shot and taken to Advocate Condell in Libertyville with non-life-threatening injuries. Blanck's two youngest boys were on a ride at Great America at 7:49 p.

m. A third person injured their shoulder but declined transport to a hospital. Stay informed about local news and weather in Southern California. Sunday. By 7:50 p. Park security and officers from the on-site Gurnee Police Department Substation responding immediately, park officials said "Based on the initial investigation, a white sedan entered the Six Flags parking lot and drove toward the front entrance of the park," Gurnee police spokesperson Shawn Gaylor.m., gunshots rang out outside the amusement park. The suspects got back into the white sedan and quickly left the area.

"I literally dropped all my stuff and just ran," Blanck said. She said she unbuckled her kids, hopped a fence, and the three ran for their lives. Police said the shooting was not random and appeared to be targeted. They were ushered into a kitchen by staff and other parkgoers, and barricaded inside "I was just really scared. So I called my husband. "Layers of preventative measures both inside and outside the park are in place for the protection of guests and team members. I was like, 'I don't know what's going to happen,'" she said.

"He said, 'I'm praying. "Cameras placed in the parking lot and inside the park, uniformed and plain clothes patrols throughout the property, and advanced screening technology allow us to react quickly and provide important information. I love you.'" For more than an hour, Blanck and dozens of others were in the dark, hiding." Copyright © 2022 WLS-TV. Then, her 3-year-old son, Bruce, said"Batman was going to get the bad guys, and we were going to be okay." They didn't know what was happening outside, which actually was a targeted shooting in the parking lot. Related Topics.

A white sedan drove to the front entrance. More than one person got out of the car and started shooting, hitting at least two people before taking off. "I just wanted to keep my boys safe, but I didn't know what was going to happen," Blanck said. Eventually, they were escorted to their car by police, and one day later, it was back to business in the Blanck household and at Six Flags, where the park is operating as status quo Parkgoers on Monday said they felt a heavier security presence. "We saw a lot of cops and security people around," one woman said.

"There were lots of employees around. Everything looked really good. I felt safe," another woman said. But others said security wasn't doing consistent bag checks as people were going into the park, although all visitors did have to pass through a metal detector to get inside, as usual. For Blanck, she said she'll be back here with her boys, telling them that fear won't hold them back from having fun.

"I just hugged them and said they were super brave," she said. No suspect is in custody, but police believe this was a targeted shooting. Gurnee Police are taking the lead on the investigation, and asked those with any information to call 847-599-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Lake County Crime Stoppers by phone at 847-662-2222 or online at .