Six Flags Great America shooting: 3 wounded in parking lot, police say

GURNEE, Ill. — Three people are recovering from injuries after gunfire erupted outside Six Flags Great America in Illinois, police said.

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In a news release, Gurnee police said the incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot near the theme park’s front entrance.

“Based on the initial investigation, a white sedan entered the Six Flags parking lot and drove toward the front entrance of the theme park,” the department wrote in a post on its Facebook page late Sunday. “The suspects exited the vehicle and began shooting toward another individual in the parking lot. The suspects got back in the white sedan and quickly left the area.”

Police said two people – a 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old woman – were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of “non-life-threatening injuries,” the department said. A third person had an injured shoulder but did not wish to be taken to the hospital, police said.

“The shooting this evening was not a random act and appeared to be a targeted incident that occurred outside the park,” police added. “This was not an active shooter incident inside the park.”

Six Flags Great America also addressed the shooting in a tweet late Sunday.

“This evening, three people were injured outside the park when shots were fired from a single vehicle,” the tweet read. “The vehicle immediately drove away. Park security and on-site Gurnee Police Department Substation officers responded immediately. Law enforcement is investigating.”

Police have not arrested anyone in connection with the case, WGN-TV reported Sunday night.