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3 injured in shooting outside Six Flags in Gurnee

Three people were hurt in a parking lot outside Six Flags Great America in Gurnee when shots were fired from a vehicle. Despite having no one in custody, officials do not believe this to be an active shooter situation and there appears to be no immediate threat to the surrounding area.

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3 injured in shooting outside Six Flags in Gurnee

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Update: A white sedan entered the parking lot and drove toward the park's front entrance. People got out of the car and shot at another person in the parking lot before driving away, police said.

A 17-year-old boy from Aurora, Illinois, had a thigh wound and a 19-year-old woman from Appleton, Wisconsin, had a leg wound, police said. They were taken to a hospital and their wounds were described as non-life-threatening. A third victim had a shoulder injury and declined to be taken to a hospital.

GURNEE, Ill. — Three people were injured late Sunday in a shooting at the Six Flags Great America amusement park in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

Three people were hurt in a parking lot outside Six Flags Great America in Gurnee when shots were fired from a vehicle around closing time, according to a spokesperson for the park, which is located about 45 miles north of Chicago.

Also according to the spokesman, the vehicle immediately drove away and authorities do not currently have anyone in custody.

According to WGNNews, two of the three people injured were hospitalized. None of the injuries were reported to be life-threatening.

Despite having no one in custody, Lake County officials do not believe this to be an active shooter situation and there appears to be no immediate threat to the surrounding area.

We'll continue to update as we know more.


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