Gurnee Police Department Provides Official Statement on Six Flags Shooting Sunday Night


According to the Gurnee Police Department, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Gurnee Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding shots fired at the Six Flags theme park in Gurnee, Illinois. Gurnee Police Officers immediately responded to the area and learned the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.

Based on the initial investigation, the driver of a white sedan entered the Six Flags parking lot and drove toward the front entrance of the theme park. 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.

Two victims were transported to the Advocate Condell Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. A 17 year-old-male from Aurora, IL, with an upper thigh wound, and a 19 year-old-female from Appleton, WI, with a lower leg wound. A third victim sustained a shoulder injury and declined transport to the hospital.

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. The Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) is currently assisting with clearing the theme park of guests and staff.

This incident remains under investigation, and more information will be shared when it becomes available.

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