A automobile plowed right into a Christmas parade within the US state of Wisconsin on Sunday night injuring greater than 20 individuals, police stated.
Officers have been nonetheless gathering data on the incident which occurred simply after 4:30 pm (2230 GMT), as spectators within the city of Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb, watched the annual custom.
“A crimson SUV drove into our Christmas parade that we have been holding downtown,” Police Chief Dan Thompson instructed reporters. “Greater than 20 people have been injured, because of this incident.”
“The Waukesha Police Division has recovered a suspect automobile. It is an ongoing investigation,” he added, including that officers had recognized an individual of curiosity.
Angelito Tenorio, who’s operating for Wisconsin state treasurer, was on the parade and instructed the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he “noticed an SUV cross over, simply put the pedal to the steel and simply zooming full pace alongside the parade route.”
“After which we heard a loud bang, and simply deafening cries and screams from people who find themselves struck by the automobile,” he stated.
Police stated a number of individuals had been taken to the hospital.
The Journal Sentinel reported that metropolis footage confirmed the SUV rushing into the parade behind a faculty marching band.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers stated he and his spouse have been “praying for Waukesha tonight and all the children, households, and group members affected by this mindless act.”
“We’re in touch with native companions as we await extra data,” he added.
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