Shooting at Six Flags; Drowning at Playland
Published: July 5, 2006 at 8:50 AM
Three people were injured in a shooting outside Six Flags Over Georgia yesterday, after an argument inside the park turned for the worse. Cobb County police told the Associated Press that one of the arguers later pulled a gun on another at a bus station outside the park entrance. The gunman fired into the crowd at the bus station, hitting three bystanders. The two adults and a teenager hit were hospitalized and are expected to recover.
At Playland Amusement Park in Rye, N.Y. (home of two deaths in recent years) a 43-old Flushing man drowned after wading into a restricted lake near the park's picnic area.
The man was visiting the park with his wife and son, but they were elsewhere at the park when the accident happened, according to a detailed Journal News report. Instead, the victim, who had been drinking, was with an unidentified "female companion," who bailed when the two got to the deep part of the lake.
The bizarre incident concluded when other park visitors brought the man to shore after park employees in a powerboat failed to do so.