Illinois shooting: Multiple ambulances called to amusement park as active shooter reported


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Illinois State Police said that they had responded to a call on Sunday night from Six Flags Great America in Gurnee of a reported shooting.

A source told FOX 32 Chicago that three people were shot outside the front entrance gates to the park.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

It was also reported that the situation does not sound like an active-shooter incident, but instead a drive-by shooting.

Videos have been posted on social media showing large groups of people leaving the park surrounded by police or sheltering from the shooter.

There are no suspects in custody at time of writing.

Six Flags Great America is an amusement park within the northern Chicago metropolitan area.

According to a park spokesperson, shots were fired from a single car parked outside which then drove away immediately

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Illinois State Police say they responded to Six Flags to assist with the incident.

The only details available so far are that a shooting occurred and there are “numerous police departments on location clearing out the park”, according to Gurnee police.

Some videos posted to Twitter claim that multiple people were shot and said some people ran between rollercoasters and jumped over fences to escape the park.

In other videos people can be seen running and screaming.


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