Video shows Six Flags crowd flood exit after filming

Video shared on social media showed the moment a large crowd moved towards the exit of an amusement park after a shooting.

Three people were injured in a parking lot outside of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, after gunshots were fired from a vehicle on Sunday, police and the park said.

Officers “reacted immediately” after receiving multiple 911 calls about shots that went off around 7:50 p.m. local time, the Gurnee Police Department said in a news release.

An initial investigation found that a white sedan had pulled into the Six Flags parking lot, pulled up to the front entrance, where suspects got out of the vehicle and began shooting at another person in the parking lot. “The suspects got back into the white sedan and quickly exited the area,” police said.

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File photos show the entrance to Six Flags Great America on May 24, 2005 in Gurnee, Illinois. Three people were injured in a parking lot outside of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois after gunshots rang out, police said.
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Two people — a 17-year-old man from Aurora, Illinois, and a 19-year-old woman from Appleton, Wisconsin — were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. A third person, who sustained a shoulder injury, refused transport to the hospital.

The park closed early and staff and visitors were escorted by police officers, a park spokesman told WLS-TV.

A video posted on social media appeared to show groups of people huddled together at the park, with the person who posted it describing the situation as a “mass shooting scare.”

Other The video showed a large crowd moving to leave the park, with police cruiser sirens flashing in the distance. “Something definitely happened,” the Twitter user wrote. news week contacted her for further comments.

Laurie Walker told WGN News that she and her daughter Grace were at the park when the shooting happened.

Walker said they were in line for the Ricochet attraction around 7:50 p.m. when she noticed people running in a panic.

“There’s an active shooter, down, down,” Walker said, hearing someone yell. “We didn’t know what was going on, so we get out.”

Walker said she and her daughter climbed two fences to get “out of sight” and to get to a place where she could call her husband.

She informed the station that they could leave the park a short time later.

Gurnee Police said the shooting was “not an accidental act and appeared to be a targeted incident in the park”.

“This was not an active shooting incident in the park,” police said.

The incident is under further investigation, police added.

Gurnee is about 20 miles north of Highland Park, where seven people were killed in a mass shooting during a Fourth Jury parade.

The Gurnee Police Department and Six Flags have been contacted for further comment. Video shows Six Flags crowd flood exit after filming

Rick Schindler

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