A horrific incident took place in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday when an SUV plowed through crowds of people attending a Christmas parade.
Update: The city of Waukesha’s Twitter page confirmed, “5 people are dead and over 40 are injured,” from midnight Central Standard Time.
At present, we can confirm that 5 people have died and over 40 have been injured. However, these numbers may change as we gather more information. Many people have transported themselves to the area’s hospitals. The police have the interested person in custody.
– cityofwaukesha (@CityofWaukesha) November 22, 2021
Update: Waukesha officials say they have transported 11 adults and 12 children to local hospitals. The city’s police chief, Daniel Thompson, said “there were some fatalities” in the tragic incident.
“There were some fatalities:” Waukesha fire officials say they have transported a total of 11 adults and 12 pediatric patients to area hospitals. pic.twitter.com/QzXBGlQAMF
– CBS News (@CBSNews) November 22, 2021
The White House issued a statement on the situation:
WH on #Waukesha: “The White House is closely monitoring the situation in Waukesha, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this horrific incident. We have turned to state and local officials to offer any support and assistance as needed.”
– Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) November 22, 2021
Update: City and law enforcement officials confirmed during a news conference that a “person of interest” has been remanded in custody, but no identity was given.
Update: The location of the vehicle allegedly involved has been found, according to reports.
– CBS 58 News (@ CBS58) November 22, 2021
Update: There has been a confirmed death, according to to ABC 7 Chicago.
Although details remain sparse as of this writing, according to WISN16.15 when the driver plowed over crowds at the Waukesha Christmas Parade and injured dozens of people. Video of the moment has since gone viral:
TRIGGER WARNING: 🚨DISTURBING VIDEO🚨A viewer posted a horrific video the moment a red SUV plowed through a crowd below #Waukesha Holiday parade. It is currently unclear how many people have been injured. Updates on the way @ tmj4 pic.twitter.com/u6q10VgTJ1
Taylor Lumpkin (@TaylorLumpkinTV) November 22, 2021
– jordyn rayba (@jordyneraba) November 22, 2021
A particularly bone-chilling video showed the driver barrel through the street within inches of a dancing toddler:
Another video appeared to show shot barrels from the vehicle, though it was not entirely clear if it originated from anyone in the crowd.
BREAKING: First video of a red Ford Escape breaking through barriers after mowing down parade guests and firing a rifle into the crowd in Waukesha, WI pic.twitter.com/QHDi2fsKDz
– David Kimball (@wxandnews) November 21, 2021
A witness told WISN that the driver hit “Dancing Grannies” in which at least “one person overturned the bonnet of the SUV.” The driver kept plowing and did not stop. A witness estimated that the vehicle was driving at 40 mph.
Wisconsin treasurer candidate Angelito Tenorio, who attended the event, tweeted: “After my family, campaign manager and I finished marching in the Waukesha Christmas Parade, we saw the horrific incident at the parade. We are all safe. My thoughts go to the wounded and their families, and my thanks go to the first aiders for their prompt action. ”
After my family, campaign manager and I finished marching in the Waukesha Christmas Parade, we saw the horrific event at the parade. We are all safe. My thoughts go to the injured and their families, and my thanks go to first aiders for their prompt action.
– Angelito for Treasurer (@AngelitoForWI) November 21, 2021
As of this writing, the driver’s identity is still unknown and at large, with no indication of whether the incident was a terrorist attack or an accident.
At least 30 people have been reported injured without current figures on possible deaths.
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