3 Injured In Drive-By Shooting At Six Flags Theme Park

3 Injured In Drive-By Shooting At Six Flags Theme Park

Published August 15, 2022
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Three people were injured in a shooting in the parking lot at a Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee, Illinois, roughly 45 miles from Chicago, on Sunday evening. None of the victims died and none of their injuries are life-threatening, according to authorities.

The Gurnee Police Department said in a statement on Facebook that the department received 911 calls around 7:50 p.m. for shots fired outside the theme park, which closes at 8 p.m. “Gurnee Police Officers immediately responded to the area and learned the suspect vehicle fled the scene,” said the release.

“The shooting this evening was not a random act, and appeared to be a targeted incident that occurred outside the park. This was not an active shooter incident inside the park,” said the statement. Park security at Six Flags Great America helped evacuate parkgoers after the incident.

In a statement issued to WGN Chicago, Six Flags said: “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.”