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3 injured after shooting in parking lot at Illinois Six Flags Great America, park says

ABC 7 Chicago
ABC 7 Chicago
 2022-08-16

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Illinois State Police responded to Six Flags Great America amusement park after reports of a shooting Sunday night.

Three people were injured after shots were fired from a single vehicle in the parking lot, according to Six Flags. The vehicle then immediately drove away.

Park security and officers from the on-site Gurnee Police Department Substation responded immediately, park officials said.

Two people were transported by emergency services for evaluation. A third person declined treatment, the park said.

"The park closed early with guests and team members departing under direction of the Gurnee Police Department," Six Flags said in a statement.

People can be seen in video huddling together inside the park. Another video shows police lights in the distance.

Police are responding to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, after reports of a shooting.

The amusement park is located in Gurnee, Illinois, approximately 45 miles north of Chicago.

Social media reports of an active shooter have been dispelled by the Lake County Sheriff's Office, which is assisting the Gurnee Police Department with the investigation. A spokesperson saying there is no evidence of that at this time.

No further details have been provided by police.

This is a developing story and more information will be provided when available.

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wheresmine
08-15

Relatives had season passes and said it was bad. Did not renew this year. Fill in the blanks.

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08-15

this is happening all the time now. sad. can't take the family anywhere safe it seems

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Benjamin May
08-15

No place is safe in Illinois, folks. Come for the hotdogs and stay because you got shot.

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