Waukesha Christmas parade: At least 5 dead, 40 injured after SUV hits crowd
One person filmed the incident from up high, recording from a building as they looked down on the parade. As people march through the downtown area street, you see the Ford come into frame and ram through a whole bunch of bodies, and then peel away.
The image is shocking and graphic … and clearly caused utter pandemonium for those on the ground.
There are now 5 confirmed dead and 40 injured.
Police have confirmed there are “some fatalities” and more than 20 injured, including 11 adults and 12 kids. Cops also say the person of interest is in custody and the vehicle has been recovered.
The gunfire came from the weapon of a police officer trying to stop the vehicle … cops say no one in the crowd was struck by bullets.
More footage is trickling in capturing the exact moment the SUV ran over multiple different people … and it’s absolutely horrifying.
Another video was posted from down below, and you see what appears to be a group of dancers get plowed as well. We won’t put the footage here … but be warned, if you watch it — it’s incredibly visceral and triggering. The aftermath was also caught on camera, and it looks devastating … as people attended to those who’d been run over.
Mayhem has found its way to Wisconsin again — an SUV reportedly plowed through a parade and opened fire into the crowd … and there are several people who’ve been injured.
This happened Sunday in Waukesha, WI — about an hour away from Kenosha — where they were having their annual Christmas parade, with scores of folks both participating in the event and watching from the sides of the streets … including lots of families.
According to reports and eyewitness accounts, a vehicle described as a red Ford Escape broke through some barriers that were blocking off a road for the parade’s path, and started barreling down the pavement at full speed … eventually smashing into a group of people.
The car can be seen driving by at a few different points, which was caught on video — and there’s no question … this person was gunning to do damage.
One video shows the SUV zooming by a small child who was playing on the street, and it narrowly missed hitting her as it continued down its path. Eventually, it made contact and ran over a handful of people — including several who are said to be part of a group called the Dancing Grannies and were part of the parade … and many were found lying motionless.
As many as 30 people are reported to have been injured thus far … but it’s unclear if there are any fatalities just yet. Police went after the vehicle, which fled the scene — but not before witnesses claim the driver started firing shots outside their window … part of which was also caught on camera.
The shots could’ve easily came from police here — but it’s just too early to know for sure. Waukesha authorities have warned the public to stay indoors, as this is a fluid situation.
The parade began to get evacuated immediately … and the area is in a sheer panic right now.