Three People Shot at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee

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Three people were injured Sunday evening when shots were fired from a single vehicle in the parking lot of Six Flags Great America, a spokesperson tells WGN News (Jewell Hillery/WGN News). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Gurnee responded about 7:50 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2022 to a report of a shooting at Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway in Gurnee. Police advised the scene was secure for paramedics to move up to victims by 7:52 p.m.

There is no information provided by police indicating that any shooting suspect was in custody.

A first report was that a person was shot in the leg near the front gate.

A second victim was reported to have been located by the wave pool.

An additional two victims were possibly at an indoor location. A victim was found by a blue hut at Guest Services.

However, an early summary indicates that three people were shot from a shooter or shooters inside a vehicle in a parking lot at Six Flags Great America. The shooting victims are believed initially to be suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

Adrian Novak’s daughter was at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee Sunday night when gunfire rang out. YouTube Tips ⓘ

A MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm #13-96 for an “Active Shooter” was activated at 8:21 p.m.


The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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Firefighters, paramedics and/or command officers from Fox Lake, Grayslake, Lake Villa, Libertyville, Mundelein, and Newport were assigned to the scene.

Firefighters, paramedics and command officers from Lake Forest, North Chicago, Winthrop Harbor were assigned to stand by at Gurnee fire stations.

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Authorities have responded to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee following reports of shots fired (WGN News). YouTube Tips ⓘ

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