3 injured in amusement park shooting near Chicago

GURNEE, Ill. — Three people were injured Sunday night in a shooting at an amusement park north of Chicago.

Three people were injured in a parking lot outside Six Flags Great America in Gurnee when shots were fired from a vehicle, according to a spokesperson for the park, located about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north from Chicago. The vehicle immediately started. No other details were provided.

Two of the injured people were taken to hospital for evaluation and one refused to seek treatment, according to the spokesman.

WGN News in Chicago spoke with Laurie Walker and her daughter, Grace, who were inside the park when the shooting happened. Walker said they were queuing for an attraction around 7:50 p.m. when she noticed people running.

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

Walker and her daughter scaled two fences to get to where she could call her husband. Walker told WGN she was able to leave the park soon after.

Gurnee is in Lake County, about 20 miles north of Highland Park, where seven people died in a mass shooting during a July 4 parade.

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