Six Flags Great America Shooting Video in Gurnee, Illinois

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Six Flags Great America Shooting Video in Gurnee, Illinois

Six Flags Great America Shooting Video in Gurnee, Illinois

Three people were shot in the parking lot at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, according to CBS News.

You can see videos from the scene throughout this article.

Fox 32 reported through a source that the victims had non life-threatening injuries, and that the incident appeared to be a “drive-by shooting” rather than an active shooter situation. The station reported that the mass shooting occurred near the front-entrance gates.

WGN-TV also reported that three people were shot.

The shooting reports broke out on the evening of August 14, 2022, at the popular theme park. Their conditions are not clear. The motive is not, either. There is no yet word from authorities on any suspect or suspects as word of a possible active shooter or shooter spread throughout the park. According to WGN, though, no one is in custody.

Videos showed panic at the scene.

Here’s what you need to know:


Video Emerged of People Hiding at the Scene

Rachel Kendziora, a spokeswoman for Six Flags Great America, told Daily Herald in an email that “three people were struck by shots fired from a vehicle, which then fled.”

The site reported that two of the wounded were hospitalized and one refused treatment.

“The park closed early with guests and team members departing under direction of the Gurnee Police Department,” Kendziora wrote in the email to Daily Hera

Video from the scene circulated on social media. One site wrote of reports that there was an “Active shooter at Six Flags as Dozen of cop cars and multiple ambulances” were requested for “multiple victims.”

“Shooting at six flags. My wheelchair flipped and broke so my brother had to run out w me on his back. It was wild. We hid in separate bathrooms bc we got separated in 3 diff groups,” this video’s caption read.

One witness told WGN that someone shouted, “There is an active shooter, get down, get down. We didn’t know what was going on, so we get down.”

Authorities told WGN that law enforcement is searching the park.


‘Shooting Up Six Flags Is Insane,’ Wrote One Person

People wrote about the shooting scare on Twitter.

“shooting up six flags is insane ☠️” wrote one person.

“my friends go to six flags all summer. this is so scary first the shooting on the 4th and now the shooting at 6 flags. this is terrifying pls be safe!” wrote another.

A woman tweeted, “shooting at six flags wtf. The horror of the families and kids hiding in the bathroom with us. I hope nobody experiences this fear ever. Everybody I hope you are safe.”

A woman wrote, “My family went to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee today. I’m at work 200 miles away and I get a ‘I love you and I’m sorry’ text from my bro and started calling everybody up!!!!! Please check on your loved ones. Mines are currently on the way home. I’ll keep you updated.”

“Glad to know that everyone is safe at the Six Flags shooting. This has to stop man,” wrote another Twitter user.

 


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