Six Flags Great America shooting leaves 3 injured, Gurnee police say

8/15/2022 1:00:00 PM

Three people were injured in a shooting in the parking lot of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee Sunday night, police said.

Gurnee, Illinois police said a shooting in the Six Flags Great America parking lot left three people injured Sunday night.

Three people were injured in a shooting in the parking lot of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee Sunday night, police said.

Gurnee police responded to the park after receiving 911 calls around 7:50 p.Law enforcement is investigating.Video circulating on social media shows parkgoers crouched down and hiding where they had been in line.Published 16 mins ago • Updated 11 mins ago A large law enforcement presence was visible Sunday evening at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, as shown in photos and videos posted to social media.

m.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.This past weekend’s Bud Billiken parade in Bronzeville had a heightened police presence following concerns voiced after the north suburban shooting that shocked the nation.The suspects then got out and drove away, police said.Then we saw hundreds of people running," said Charlie Donda.Two people were shot and taken to Advocate Condell in Libertyville with non-life-threatening injuries.A 17-year-old boy from Aurora was wounded in the upper leg and a19-year-old woman from Appleton, Wisconsin was wounded in the lower.Get the NBC Chicago app for.

A third person injured their shoulder but declined transport to a hospital.His father, Brian Donda, said his son did the right thing.Video posted on social media showed sheer panic as people ran from the gunfire and people could be seen huddling together inside the park.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."Suspects exited the vehicle and began shooting toward another individual in the parking lot.Nicole Ellsworth was also in the park with her daughter and says the scene was chaotic with people running everywhere.The suspects got back into the white sedan and quickly left the area.

" The suspects are not in custody.Police said the shooting was not random and appeared to be targeted.She says it was unclear immediately after the shooting if it happened inside or outside of the park.Six Flags released a statement saying, "Six Flags dedicates our greatest amount of time, talent and resources to safety and security."Layers of preventative measures both inside and outside the park are in place for the protection of guests and team members.We continue to review and enhance our protocol on a daily basis to ensure we are providing the highest level of safety.And were just all started running.

"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.The park security team is joined by the Gurnee Police Department, who operates a substation at the park." Copyright © 2022 WLS-TV." Employee Jeffery Cowell helped hide some of the visitors after hearing over the radio to close their buildings and make sure team members and guest were safe.All Rights Reserved.Related Topics.

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3 people shot in Six Flags Great America parking lot in Gurnee, authorities sayThree people were shot and wounded Sunday evening in the parking lot of the Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee, authorities and park officials said. Ye, top trending. Shocker. Wonder what color they were. Great. Since my ex moved there and took our child I see so many bad things happening in IL. Kills my anxiety, but she refuses to talk about them so screw her, condolences to family members of today’s daily shooting :(

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Large Police Presence Reported at Six Flags Great AmericaA large law enforcement presence was visible Sunday evening at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, as shown in photos and videos posted to social media. Details on what happened weren’t immediately available. Some people tweeted police were escorting visitors from the amusement park, with photos showing several law enforcement officers present. Check back for updates on this developing story. There was a shooting apparently wow so scary I was there

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