GURNEE, In poor health. (TOC) — Three folks have been injured in a capturing within the car parking zone of Six Flags Nice America in Gurnee Sunday evening, police stated.
Gurnee police responded to the park after receiving 911 calls round 7:50 p.m.
Police stated a white sedan entered the car parking zone and drove towards the entrance entrance, the place the suspects bought out and began capturing at one other particular person within the car parking zone.
The suspects then bought out and drove away, police stated.
Two folks have been shot and brought to Advocate Condell in Libertyville with non-life-threatening accidents. A 17-year-old boy from Aurora was wounded within the higher leg and a 19-year-old lady from Appleton, Wisconsin was wounded within the decrease leg.
A 3rd particular person injured their shoulder however declined transport to a hospital.
Video posted on social media confirmed sheer panic as folks ran from the gunfire and folks may very well be seen huddling collectively contained in the park.
“As we have been strolling by the gate, they began escorting folks out, speeding folks out towards the entrance,” witness Olga Davil stated. “Cops had already surrounded the place. There have been two people that bought shot and we noticed blood by the doorway.
“They did an amazing job on their half getting all people else safely,” Amy Perez, from Holland, Michigan, stated. “It is simply unhappy. It is unhappy that it retains occurring.”
Park safety and officers from the on-site Gurnee Police Division Substation responding instantly, park officers stated
“Primarily based on the preliminary investigation, a white sedan entered the Six Flags car parking zone and drove towards the entrance entrance of the park,” Gurnee police spokesperson Shawn Gaylor. “Suspects exited the car and commenced capturing towards one other particular person within the car parking zone. The suspects bought again into the white sedan and rapidly left the world.”
As a result of the capturing seemed to be focused, in accordance with police, folks from out of city did not select to cancel their plans Monday to return to the park.
“We have been a bit hesitant particularly with taking youngsters,” Susie Sirianni from Streator stated. “However I really feel like they’ve good safety right here, so we really feel secure.”
“Our household travels to completely different amusement parks every summer season simply as a household journey and that is one which we’ve got not been to but,” Perez stated. “We nonetheless wished to return down and make the very best of it and benefit from the day.”
The suspects will not be in custody. Police stated the capturing was not random and seemed to be focused.
Six Flags launched a press release saying, “Six Flags dedicates our best period of time, expertise and assets to security and safety.”Layers of preventative measures each inside and out of doors the park are in place for the safety of company and staff members. We proceed to evaluate and improve our protocol every day to make sure we’re offering the very best degree of security.”Cameras positioned within the car parking zone and contained in the park, uniformed and plain garments patrols all through the property, and superior screening expertise permit us to react rapidly and supply essential info. The park safety staff is joined by the Gurnee Police Division, who operates a substation on the park.”
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