3 shots fired at Six Flags Great America parking lot in Gurnee, authorities say

Three people were shot and injured Sunday night in the parking lot of the Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee, authorities and park officials said.

According to a statement from a spokeswoman for the park, the three victims were hit by shots fired from a single vehicle that fled the scene. Dozens of emergency services rushed out after the shooting. Two of the victims were still being examined at a nearby hospital, while a third victim declined treatment, the statement said. Their ages and genders were not released.

Illinois state police confirmed the shooting and said it had sent troopers to help but forwarded further investigations to Gurnee Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Officials with those offices did not immediately respond for comment.

The park closed early and guests and team members left under the direction of the Gurnee Police Department. The police are investigating.

The shooting comes as public fears of mass shootings remain high following the July 4th mass shooting at the Highland Park parade that killed seven people and injured dozens of others. Last weekend’s Bud Billiken parade in Bronzeville had raised an increased police presence following concerns following the shooting in the northern suburbs that shocked the nation.

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