“Several people injured after car drove into crowd at Wisconsin Christmas parade” – .

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“Several people injured after car drove into crowd at Wisconsin Christmas parade” – .


A high-speed car crashed into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, injuring at least 30 people, including several elderly women who were part of a “Dancing Grannies” float, according to reports.

A terrifying video posted to social media shows that a high-speed red SUV narrowly misses a young girl as she dances down the street at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, about 20 miles west of the downtown Milwaukee.

Shots were also reported unconfirmed.

Video circulating on social media shows what appears to be an unusually high speed red SUV in downtown Waukesha.

The vehicle sped through the Christmas parade even as those participating in the procession waved flags. Dozens of people were injured near the intersection of Main and Barstow streets in downtown Waukesha, according to reports.

Moments after the SUV has passed, screams can be heard in the background. A law enforcement official is then seen chasing after the SUV.

Angelito Tenorio, a West Allis city councilor who is running as Wisconsin state treasurer, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he was watching the parade with his family when they saw the SUV speed through the area. .

“Then we heard a loud bang and deafening screams and screams from people hit by the vehicle,” Tenorio said.

“And then, and then we saw people run away or stop crying, and there were people on the ground who looked like they had been hit by the vehicle. ”

Law enforcement officials are urging residents to avoid downtown Waukesha while the investigation is ongoing. Police have also set up a family reunion location at the Metro Transit Center near Bank Street.

The image above shows a red SUV driving at high speed during a Christmas parade in downtown Waukesha, about 20 miles west of Milwaukee, on Sunday night.

Reports say the driver passed through barricades and crashed into a Christmas parade, injuring around 30 people, including elderly women. The driver also allegedly fired shots

Video posted to social media shows the red Ford SUV speeding a few feet from a young girl dancing in the street during the parade in Waukesha on Sunday

Video posted to social media shows the red Ford SUV speeding a few feet from a young girl dancing in the street during the parade in Waukesha on Sunday

The city of Waukesha's official social media account says the parade began at 4 p.m. local time.  The parade route began at the intersection of Main Street and Pleasant Street.  It starts west on Main Street and ends on Wisconsin Avenue.  The SUV passed through barricades at the start of the parade route on Main Street.  Dozens of injured were seen on the ground at the intersection of Main and Barstow

The city of Waukesha’s official social media account says the parade began at 4 p.m. local time. The parade route began at the intersection of Main Street and Pleasant Street. It starts west on Main Street and ends on Wisconsin Avenue. The SUV passed through barricades at the start of the parade route on Main Street. Dozens of injured were seen on the ground at the intersection of Main and Barstow

The incident comes just two days after Kyle Rittenhouse, the accused Kenosha shooter, was acquitted of murder charges in the deaths of two men during unrest that erupted last year following a police shooting on a black man.

A video posted on social media shows dozens of emergency vehicles responding to the scene in downtown Waukesha on Sunday evening.

“There were a lot of families, a lot of little children there. A red SUV ran down the street, hitting many people on the parade, ”Kaylee Staral, an eyewitness who was at the parade with her mother and stepfather, told CNN.

Staral told the New York Times that she and her family were standing on the curb outside a store when the red SUV sped past in the middle of the parade.

Staral, an intern with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, said the SUV smashed onlookers between 20 and 30 minutes after the start of the festivities.

“There was a lot of screaming,” Staral said. “We thought maybe it was Santa Claus, but it was a red SUV and it hit a lot of people. ”

Moments later, Staral said there were “several people on the ground.” She then specified that there were about thirty people on the ground.

Staral also said police reported that shots were fired, but “I cannot confirm that for you.”

She said it was not clear if the driver had been heard saying anything as he was “going very fast” and there was “a lot of screaming”.

Staral said that although it is not clear whether the driver was intentionally trying to mow down people, the car “was going really fast and it was in the middle of the parade”.

“It’s not like they somehow missed that there was a parade,” she said.

Staral said the annual holiday parade took place for the first time in two years. Last year’s parade was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A massive police presence was seen in downtown Waukesha moments after the horrific incident on Sunday night

A massive police presence was seen in downtown Waukesha moments after the horrific incident on Sunday night

Emergency vehicles responded to the intersection of Main and Barstow streets in Waukesha on Sunday

Emergency vehicles responded to the intersection of Main and Barstow streets in Waukesha on Sunday

The local sheriff's office set up a command post at the site of the incident in downtown Waukesha on Sunday

The local sheriff’s office set up a command post at the site of the incident in downtown Waukesha on Sunday

A witness reported that there were

A witness reported that there were “bag chairs and handfuls of candy stuck all along the main street”

Another witness tweeted: “Right in front of my family this man walks through the parade hitting as many people as possible while shooting out the window.

“He ran over several elderly women dancing in the parade and many more, pray for everyone in Waukesha. ”

The witness added, “Waukesha has some of the nicest families and people in this country.

“This parade is one of the most heartwarming events of the year, it’s not the America that my little cousins, parents, aunts, uncles, ANYBODY deserve.

‘WHAT THE F ***.’

A Fox6 TV reporter tweeted photos of the scene.

Reporter Sam Kraemer tweeted: “The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office Incident Command Post is on site.

“There are bags of chairs and handfuls of candy washed up all along Main Street. Another man told us he heard a handful of gunshots and ran for cover.

“He was almost hit by the SUV as he was passing through. ”

The city of Waukesha’s official social media account says the parade began at 4 p.m. local time.

The parade route began at the intersection of Main Street and Pleasant Street. It starts west on Main Street and ends on Wisconsin Avenue.

The parade was broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page.



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