On Sunday, three individuals were injured after gunfire erupted outside the Six Flags (SIX.N) entertainment park in Gurnee, Illinois, according to the Gurnee Police Department.

Following the shooting at the amusement park, two victims were transferred to a local medical center with non-life threatening injuries, while the third victim denied transport to the hospital, according to the police department in a statement.

“The shooting this evening was not a random act, and appeared to be a targeted incident that occurred outside the park,” according to the statement.

According to the preliminary investigation, individuals in a white car approached the Six Flags parking lot, exited the vehicle, and began firing at another individual before getting back in the vehicle and fleeing the scene.

The Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) is now assisting with the removal of guests and workers from the theme park, according to the department, which also stated that the event is still under investigation.

Six Flags Great America, located between Chicago and Milwaukee, touts itself as a 300-acre (121-hectare) amusement park featuring 17 roller coasters, entertainment, and three themed zones for children.

Gurnee is also around 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Highland Park, where a shooter opened fire on a Fourth of July parade, killing seven people.

Source: Reuters


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