3 injured after gunfire outside Illinois theme park

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3 injured after gunfire outside Illinois theme park

Three people were injured Sunday after gunfire outside the Six Flags theme park in Gurnee, Illinois, the Gurnee Police DepartmentGurnee Police Department said.

Two victims were transported to the area medical center with non-life threatening injuries after the shooting at the theme park, while the third victim declined transport to the hospital, the police department said in a statement.

The statement said that the shooting was not a random act and appeared to be a targeted incident that occurred outside the park.

According to the initial investigation, police said suspects in a white sedan entered the Six Flags parking lot, exited the vehicle and began shooting toward another person, and then got back in the vehicle and quickly left the area.

The incident remains under investigation, and the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System was assisting with clearing the theme park of guests and staff, the department said.

Six Flags Great America describes itself as a 300 acre theme park between Chicago and Milwaukee with 17 roller coasters, entertainment and three themed areas for children.

Gurnee is located approximately 15 miles north of Highland Park, the Chicago suburb where a shooter opened fire on a Fourth of July holiday parade, killing seven people.