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REPORT: Shooting at Six Flags Great AMerica

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Postby CoasterGhoster on August 14th, 2022, 9:10 pm
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Postby anewman35 on August 14th, 2022, 9:41 pm
We still know very little detail, so I'd hope people have the decency to not go off on rants about different things at least before we have any idea what fully happened and the consequences. I don't necessarily expect people to do that, but one can be optimistic. There's no doubt that whatever this was, it's horrible. I don't see any good in getting political or racist here.
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Postby ilrider on August 14th, 2022, 9:56 pm
WGN News reporting 3 shot in the parking lot just before close, shooter is apparently not in custody.
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Postby anewman35 on August 14th, 2022, 9:59 pm
Statement from the park: 'This evening, three people were injured outside the park when shots were fired from a single vehicle. The vehicle immediately drove away. Park security and on-site Gurnee Police Department Substation officers responded immediately. Law enforcement is investigating.'

If what they are saying is accurate, I'm really not sure what they could have reasonably been expected to do differently, although I'm sure people will try to blame them anyway.
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Postby Porkchop23 on August 14th, 2022, 9:59 pm
Since we’ve been told what we can’t talk about (no matter how obvious it is) by the virtue police, I’ll go ahead and ask what kind of “make good” do you get if you get shot at during operating hours? A skip the line pass would seem like a good starting point. Maybe a meal voucher and a cup of Dippin’ Dots too.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on August 14th, 2022, 10:00 pm
anewman35 wrote:Statement from the park: 'This evening, three people were injured outside the park when shots were fired from a single vehicle. The vehicle immediately drove away. Park security and on-site Gurnee Police Department Substation officers responded immediately. Law enforcement is investigating.'

If what they are saying is accurate, I'm really not sure what they could have reasonably been expected to do differently, although I'm sure people will try to blame them anyway.



True. They can't go and search every vehicle as people enter the parking lot. Perhaps the shooter and victims had words on the way out??

Please update this thread if anyone finds out more information about the circumstances.
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Postby anewman35 on August 14th, 2022, 10:06 pm
Porkchop23 wrote:Since we’ve been told what we can’t talk about (no matter how obvious it is) by the virtue police, I’ll go ahead and ask what kind of “make good” do you get if you get shot at during operating hours? A skip the line pass would seem like a good starting point. Maybe a meal voucher and a cup of Dippin’ Dots too.


Do what you want. Just be aware it will expose the kind of person you are. In your case, you already have, so...
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Postby MrsTaxi on August 14th, 2022, 10:23 pm
Praying for those that were hurt. Please check in on your park friends.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on August 14th, 2022, 10:28 pm
The reports I saw on Fox 32 have said the 3 people shot had non-life threatening injuries and one of them refused treatment. So the 3 victims are going to survive which is great news.
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Postby ilrider on August 15th, 2022, 9:09 am
According to the Lake-McHenry FB scanner page the injured were innocent bystanders, and the target was not shot. Seventeen-year-old from Aurora and a 19-year-old from Wisconsin were shot.
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