3 injured in shooting at Six Flags Great America in Illinois
A shooter injures three at Six Flags Great America amusement park Sunday night in yet another chapter of the American gun violence saga.
Three people were injured in a shooting at the Six Flags Great America amusement park parking lot in Gurnee, Illinois, on Sunday night, according to the park and police.
The Gurnee Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired at the park at 8 pm, according to a news release.
Their initial investigation found a car had entered the parking lot, suspects exited the vehicle near the front entrance of the park, and they began shooting at another individual, police said. The suspects then fled the scene in the car.
According to authorities, a 17-year-old man and a 19-year-old female were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening leg injuries. They reported that a third person suffered a shoulder injury but refused to seek medical assistance.
"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," Gurnee police said.
According to the park's communication expert Rachel Kendziora, both Gurnee police and the Lake County Sheriff's Office were on the scene Sunday night.
Kendziora reported that the park closed early as a result of the incident. The Northern Illinois Police Alarm System was supporting Gurnee police in clearing the theme park of tourists and workers.
Last month, a shooting was reported in Chicago, Illinois during a funeral. Three attendees at a funeral were shot as they were taking a picture outside a church.
All three victims were transported to local hospitals, and they were in good condition, according to Chicago police.
At 2h30 PM, someone inside a gray sedan drove by and opened fire at a group of funeral attendees that were taking their picture outside Universal Community Missionary Baptist Church in the Roseland neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, according to the Sun-Times.
While one 20-year-old was shot in the abdomen, a 37-year-old man was shot in the thigh and a 25-year-old was shot in the back.