A SUV plowed at fool speed into the Waukesha Christmas Parade, Sunday afternoon


Several were killed and more than 20 persons were injured after a red SUV plowed into the Waukesha Christmas Parade, Sunday afternoon. at around 4:39 p.m. Some of them were children. People were transported to hospitals via ambulances and police vehicles. In the incident, the vehicle was driving at a much higher rate of speed than the parade vehicles and the driver kept driving after hitting participants. A “person of interest” for what Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly called a “horrible and senseless act “was in custody, the police chief said. An officer discharged his weapon at the suspect vehicle to try to stop it. The Waukesha South High School Black Shirt Band inside parade was possibly targeted. Members range in age from their early 50s to mid-70s. The only requirement is that members must be grandmothers themselves. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee of Milwaukee said one of those injured was a Catholic priest. Police moved to shut down several streets in downtown Waukesha.


Several different law enforcement agencies were at the scene. The parade is always one of the biggest events of the year in the city since 125 years. Gov. Tony Evers issued a statement that said: “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.” “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. We have reached out to state and local officials to offer any support and assistance as needed,” a statement of central administration said. Many officials reacted. Waukesha schools are canceled Monday.

UPDATE: 5 dead, 40 injured after SUV drives into Christmas parade, officials say.