APPLETON — A 19-year old Appleton woman is one of three people recovering after being shot Sunday evening at the Six Flags amusement park in Gurnee, Illinois.

The woman has not been identified by police.

Gurnee Police say they received multiple 911 calls about 7:50 p.m. Sunday regarding shots fired at the theme park.

Officers immediately responded to the area and learned the suspect vehicle fled the scene, according to a Gurnee Police news release

Based on their initial investigation, a white sedan entered the Six Flags parking lot and drove toward the front entrance of the theme park. The suspects got out of the vehicle and began shooting toward another person in the parking lot. The suspects got back in the white sedan and quickly left the area.

The two victims were transported to the Advocate Condell Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 17 year-old-male from Aurora, IL, with an upper thigh wound, and a 19 year-old-female from Appleton, with a lower leg wound.

A third victim sustained a shoulder injury and declined transport to the hospital.

The shooting this evening was not a random act, police say, and appeared to be a targeted incident that occurred outside the park. This was not an active shooter incident inside the park.

This incident remains under investigation, and more information will be shared when it becomes available.




By staff