Monday, November 22, 2021

Waukesha Christmas parade, SUV plows into crowds; 5 dead, 40+ hurt

From Fox6Now:

Waukesha officials confirm five people are deceased and more than 40 hurt after an SUV driver sped through a police line and into a parade of Christmas marchers on Sunday, Nov. 21. The horrifying scene was captured by the city’s livestream and the cellphones of onlookers.

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said late Sunday a person was in custody, but he did not give any indication of motive.

The city has indicated in a tweet that when the area is open, any items for a temporary memorial be placed at Veterans Park in Waukesha. They also said, "Many people witnessed traumatic events this evening. If you need to talk with someone, please call 211."

Meanwhile, Children's Wisconsin said 15 patients from this incident came to CHW. 

Aurora Medical Center – Summit issued this statement:

"We are deeply saddened by today’s senseless tragedy and our hearts are with the Waukesha community. We are currently treating 13 patients - 3 are in critical condition, 4 in serious condition, 6 in fair condition. We are praying for all those impacted, their families and our first responders."

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee issued this statement:

"Our prayers are with the people who have been injured and killed during the tragic incident in Waukesha.

Among the injured are one of our Catholic priests, as well as multiple parishioners and Waukesha Catholic school children.

Please join us in prayer for all those involved, their families, and those who are traumatized from witnessing the horrible scene."

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