As more details are released about the tragedy in Waukesha this Sunday, a chilling video has been released showing the moments after a Red SUV ran through a crowd of spectators. WATCH:
CHILLING VIDEO: These images show the moment a driver in an SUV plowed through the Waukesha Christmas Parade this afternoon. At least 20 people have been injured. We're waiting on more updates. Here's what we know: https://t.co/4tVqtt7Uya pic.twitter.com/EAjT1HYfUC
— WISN 12 NEWS (@WISN12News) November 22, 2021
At a 9PM press conference, police confirmed that there were multiple fatalities, some of which are children.
@WaukeshaPD Chief Daniel Thompson: Some of the fatalities are children, and they aren't releasing information on deaths as they work to notify families.
He says an officer with 6.5 years experience shot at the vehicle.@fox6now
— Sam Kraemer (@SamKraemerTV) November 22, 2021
Tragedy struck the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin Sunday night when a red SUV ran in to a crowd of parade goers, injuring dozens and killing an unreported number of people. Police have identified the three suspects as either Black or Arab. There is no certain connection to any political cause or ideology at this time. The driver reportedly ran in to parade participants known as the “dancing grannies” as well as a children’s dance group before veering off in to the crowd of spectators.
Politicians and reporters have called on people to avoid politicizing the tragic event. Retired news anchor Dan Harland had this to say:
11 adults. 12 kids injured and/or killed in Waukesha. 12 KIDS. Think about that. Forget your politics for just one second. Please. Absolutely sickening.
— Dan Harland (@DanHarland) November 22, 2021
Angelito Tenorio, a West Allis Alderman, offered an eyewitness account of the disturbing events in Waukesha, saying
“As we were walking back in between the buildings that we saw an SUV crossover, just put the pedal to the metal and just zooming full speed along the parade route. And then we heard a loud bang, and just deafening cries and screams from people who are struck by the vehicle,”
A family reunification center has been set up at Waukesha’s public transit center at 212 E. St. Paul Avenue.
This is a developing story.