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US Waukesha Christmas parade: 5 killed and more than 40 injured after a vehicle barreled through a Wisconsin Christmas parade, officials say

09:15  22 november  2021
09:15  22 november  2021 Source:   cnn.com

Joy turns to horror as SUV speeds into Christmas parade

  Joy turns to horror as SUV speeds into Christmas parade WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through a barricade and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee while spectators watched in horror. One video showed a woman screaming, “Oh my God!” repeatedly as a group of young dancers was struck Sunday. A father talked of going “from one crumpled body to the other” in search of his daughter. Members of a “Dancing Grannies” club were among those hit. © Provided by Associated Press A police officer uses a flashlight while looking for evidence in downtown Waukesha, Wis.

(CNN) Five people were killed and more than 40 were injured when a vehicle drove into a Christmas parade Sunday afternoon in Waukesha , Wisconsin , city officials said . "These numbers may change as we collect additional information. Many people have self-transported to area hospitals," the city of Waukesha Witnesses described the horror of seeing individuals struck and lying on the ground after a red SUV drove through a series of barricades and barreled into the crowded parade route on Main Street around 4:39 p.m. local time. Police Chief Daniel P. Thompson said officers are

Five people were killed and over 40 were injured after an SUV plowed through a Christmas parade on Sunday. Waukesha police said the number of casualties could change, as many people went to the hospital on their own, rather than by ambulance. The identities of the victims have not been made public. The red SUV sped through a barricade and plowed through a Christmas parade , leaving behind a trail of terror and destruction. Many of the victims were children attending the parade .

Five people were killed and more than 40 were injured when a vehicle drove into a Christmas parade Sunday afternoon in Waukesha, Wisconsin, city officials said.

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"These numbers may change as we collect additional information. Many people have self-transported to area hospitals," the city of Waukesha said in a Twitter post early Monday.

Witnesses described the horror of seeing individuals struck and lying on the ground after a red SUV drove through a series of barricades and barreled into the crowded parade route on Main Street around 4:39 p.m. local time.

Police Chief Daniel P. Thompson said officers are working with the Waukesha County Medical Examiner's Office to identify victims.

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WAUKESHA , Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40 others. The city of Waukesha posted on its social media accounts late Sunday that it could confirm at least five died and more than 40 were injured , while noting that it was still collecting information. The city’s statement also noted that many people took themselves to hospitals. The city did not release

Waukesha officials give update on parade 07:15. An SUV plowed into a holiday parade in Waukesha , Wisconsin , Sunday, killing five people and injuring more than 40 others, the city says . Videos of the incident posted on social media showed a red SUV speeding around the parade marchers and eventually hitting a group of participants. At a news conference Sunday night, Police Chief Dan Thompson said the SUV had been located and a person of interest was in custody. A law enforcement official familiar with the early findings of the investigation told CBS News it appeared the suspect was

Thompson says there is "a person of interest in custody," but would not say whether it was the driver of the SUV nor if any arrests have been made.

"This is still a very fluid investigation," the chief told reporters Sunday night.

Children are among the injured, he said.

A Waukesha police officer discharged their weapon in an attempt to stop the driver, and no bystanders were struck by the officer's gunfire, the chief said. Thompson added that he doesn't believe any shots were fired from the vehicle.

It is unknown at this time whether Sunday's incident was an act of terrorism, Thompson said. "The scene is now safe and secure," he added.

Aurora Medical Center-Summit, a hospital in Waukesha County, told CNN Sunday night it is treating 13 patients: three listed in critical condition, four in serious condition and six in fair condition. "We are deeply saddened by today's senseless tragedy and our hearts are with the Waukesha community," a statement from the hospital said.

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Officials said more than 20 people were struck after the vehicle sped down the street during the parade in Waukesha , Wis., near Milwaukee. Fire officials said 23 people, including many children, were taken to hospitals with unspecified injuries. It was unclear how many people died or why the attack took place. “Today our community faced horror and tragedy in what should have been a community celebration,” said Mayor Shawn Reilly, who described seeing smiling children and happy parents when he marched along the parade route before the attack.

On November 21, 2021, at around 4:39 p.m. local time, a red Ford Escape SUV broke through barricades and drove through the annual Waukesha , Wisconsin , Christmas parade in an apparent vehicle -ramming attack, killing multiple people and injuring at least 20 others.

Children's Wisconsin, a pediatric hospital in Milwaukee, said it was treating 15 patients who were hurt, with no reported fatalities as of Sunday night. Waukesha is located about 20 miles west of downtown Milwaukee.

Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee -- the only Level I trauma center in southeast Wisconsin -- confirmed to CNN that it is also treating patients but is not providing a specific number nor conditions. Level I trauma centers typically care for the most critically ill patients.

Video of the parade published on the city's Facebook page shows a red SUV driving quickly through the parade, followed by a police officer running through the scene. © City of Waukesha Video of the parade published on the city's Facebook page shows a red SUV driving quickly through the parade, followed by a police officer running through the scene.

Witnesses describe a joyous night that ended in tragedy

A video obtained by CNN shows the moment the vehicle struck pedestrians. A red SUV is seen hitting an individual participating in a marching band, then the vehicle continues forward, hitting and running over others in the band and crowd before driving away.

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More than 20 people were injured after an SUV ran through a Waukesha , Wisconsin , Christmas parade Sunday night. Officials have recovered the suspected vehicle , and they are looking into a person of interest, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said . Video from the city of Waukesha 's Facebook page showed a red SUV driving fast along the Christmas parade route. Shortly after , a police officer was seen running through the screen, and the crowd appeared to react to events off screen. Moments ago, police said more than 20 people were injured when a red SUV plowed into

SUV plows through afternoon Christmas parade in Waukesha . Person of interest in custody, no further threat - police. Not known if incident is related to terrorism - police. WAUKESHA , Wis., Nov 21 (Reuters) - A speeding SUV plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha , Wisconsin , on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 20, including a group of young dancers waving pompoms. Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said a person of interest was in custody and the suspect vehicle had been recovered after the incident in the town, about 20 miles (32 km) west of

Angela O'Boyle, who lives in an apartment on the fifth floor which overlooks the parade route, told CNN she was on the balcony watching when "the next thing I heard were screams, and turned my head and saw the car come and plow into the band that was just pass my balcony at that point.

"It hit at least two people right away and rolled over them. And then continued down the road to People's Park which is at the end of the block -- and then kept going, it didn't stop."

Boyle said she heard screaming and people yelling out their children's names, adding "it was not something that I wanted to see ... a little freaked out."

Kaylee Staral, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel intern who witnessed the incident, told CNN's Pamela Brown "probably around 20 to 30 minutes into the parade, a red SUV came running down the middle of the street -- there were a lot of screams -- and we almost thought maybe it was Santa, but it was a red SUV and it hit a lot of people."

Staral went on to say "there were multiple people on the ground."

In her description into those injured, Staral said "right in front of me in the little spot where I was sitting, probably four people were down, so there were a lot of people that ran to go check on them. I believe that the four people in front of me were still breathing but they were down, they were not moving."

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Schools closed as a community mourns

Roads in the area will remain closed for at least 24 hours, Thompson said. Businesses along roadway where the incident took place should remain closed Monday, city officials said.

Waukesha police had sent a push alert to cell phones in the area after the incident, asking those "within a 1/2 mile radius of the 5 points downtown" to immediately shelter in place. The alert is no longer in effect, Thompson said.

The School District of Waukesha canceled classes on Monday, according to the school district, and will determine if classes will resume Tuesday.

"The District will have additional counselors available during the school day at all buildings for all students that may be in need of support services," school officials said in a statement.

Waukesha County executive Paul Farrow said he "had just finished participating in the parade with my wife when I noticed police sirens." Farrow asked for prayers for the community and said he has been in touch with Mayor Shawn Reilly and Gov. Tony Evers.

The governor said on Twitter, "Kathy and I are praying for Waukesha tonight and all the kids, families, and community members affected by this senseless act. I'm grateful for the first responders and folks who acted quickly to help, and we are in contact with local partners as we await more information."

Waukesha alderman Don Paul Browne told CNN he was marching in the front of the parade and was out before the incident, saying "this is so sad and so senseless."

The White House is in touch with state and local officials, according to a White House official, and President Joe Biden has been briefed.

"The White House is closely monitoring the situation in Waukesha and our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this terrible incident," a White House official said. "We have reached out to state and local officials to offer any support and assistance as needed."

'Glue me back together': Online pleas to aid parade victims .
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Friends and families of the roughly 50 people, including many children, hit by an SUV that sped through a Christmas parade in a suburban Milwaukee downtown say they suffered life-threatening injuries, with some clinging to life. A young girl who is a member of a dance troupe struck by the SUV, a moment captured on cellphone video, woke up Monday and told doctors, “just glue me back together,” according to her GoFundMe fundraising page organized by a family friend.“No child or parent should have to endure this amount pain and suffering," the girl's mother, Amber Konhke, posted Tuesday afternoon.

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