DOLTON, Ill. — Two separate shooting incidents at a Dolton bowling alley left three people injured with one person currently in critical condition, according to village officials.
A private party was being held at the bowling alley near the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Sibley Boulevard when an altercation broke out outside of the venue at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday.
A car drove by the venue, firing shots at another vehicle. A 52-year-old man was struck and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
While police were on the scene talking with witnesses, another shooting happened behind the bowling alley, leaving two people injured, one of whom is confirmed to have suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Dolton police said multiple agencies are working the case, looking to figure out the motive behind the shootings.
No arrests have been made in the case thus far, and police said they are searching for a silver or green Chrysler vehicle suspected to have been involved.
Six Flags Great America released the following statement regarding the shooting:
Six Flags dedicates our greatest amount of time, talent and resources to safety and security.
Layers of preventative measures both inside and outside the park are in place for the protection of guests and team members. We continue to review and enhance our protocol on a daily basis to ensure we are providing the highest level of safety.
Cameras placed in the parking lot and inside the park, uniformed and plain clothes patrols throughout the property, and advanced screening technology allow us to react quickly and provide important information. The park security team is joined by the Gurnee Police Department, who operates a substation at the park.
This evening, we are incredibly grateful to our team members who reacted in a professional manner to take care of our guests, and for the Gurnee Police Department for their on-going presence and commitment to Six Flags Great America.