Horror struck on Sunday during a Wisconsin holiday parade.
An SUV plowed through the crowd, striking dozens of people.
Five fatalities have been reported, with dozens more injured.
The tragedy took place in Waukesha, WI, a small suburb of Milwaukee.
Police Chief Dan Thompson stated a red SUV plowed into the parade route, striking onlookers and marchers.
Police have stated that five people have been reported dead, with another 40 injured, and both numbers are likely to increase.
At this time, we can confirm that 5 people are deceased and over 40 are injured. However, these numbers may change as we collect additional information. Many people have self-transported to area hospitals. The Police Department has the person of interest in custody.
— cityofwaukesha (@CityofWaukesha) November 22, 2021
Corey Montiho, a Waukesha school board member, stated, “There were pompoms and shoes and spilled hot chocolate everywhere.
“I had to go from one crumpled body to the other to find my daughter. My wife and two daughters were almost hit.
“Please pray for everybody. Please pray.”
UPDATE – This was recorded from the City of Waukesha’s Facebook account, which was streaming the parade when a car broke through the police line and plowed through the Christmas parade. pic.twitter.com/uURP99z0fO
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 21, 2021
BREAKING: First video of a red Ford Escape breaking through barriers after mowing down parade goers and firing rifle into crowd in Waukesha, WI pic.twitter.com/QHDi2fsKDz
— David Kimball (@wxandnews) November 21, 2021
Gunfire was reported in the area, but authorities stated that came from police that were trying to stop the SUV from going into the crowd.
Authorities do reportedly have a person of interest in custody as well as the vehicle used, but the driver’s identity has not yet been released.
Authorities have not yet released a motive for the attack, but we would expect more on that front to be reported later today.
This is a developing story and we will continue to monitor for updates.
Source: Fox News