3 injured in drive-by shooting at Six Flags theme park

By: Dheeraj Mehra

Three people were injured in a shooting in a parking lot on Sunday evening at Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurney, Illinois, about 45 miles from Chicago.

None of the victims died and none of their injuries are life-threatening, according to authorities.

Gurney, Illinois, is a popular family destination in the Chicago area as the home of Six Flags Amusement Park and Great Wolf Lodge and Gurney Mills.

The Gurney Police Department said in a statement on Facebook that the department received 911 calls at around 7:50 pm. For firing outside the theme park, which closes at 8 p.m.

"The Gurney police officers immediately took action in the area and it was learned that the suspect vehicle fled the spot," the release said.

“The shooting this evening was not a random act, and appeared to be a targeted incident that occurred outside the park.

This was not an active shooter incident inside the park,” said the statement.

Park security at Six Flags Great America helped evacuate parkgoers after the incident.

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