the essential A car caused the death of 5 people and left 22 injured by hitting the crowd during a Sunday afternoon Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA.
Car plowed through the Christmas parade in #Waukesha, Wisconsin. Multiple people on the ground injured, reports of shots fired. Triage strike team deployed, per police scanner.
SUV plowed through multiple groups including a dance team of young girls. pic.twitter.com/oXwqb7avWu
– Newsistaan (@newsistaan) 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
WARNING: Graphic footage
Top-down video footage shows a driver deliberately plowing through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/fo5xXPF16q
– The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 22, 550
The vehicle was found by the police who opened fire to immobilize it. A person, unidentified at this stage, was arrested. The investigators refused to indicate which hypothesis they favor at this stage: attack, loss of control or fleeing driver. A press conference is scheduled for midday.
The area of the tragedy was closed to the public to allow further investigations. Schools in the district were closed for the day.
Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly called the drama a “horrible and meaningless act.”