Video footage of a car driving through a Christmas parade in the United States has gone viral on social media on Monday, November 22. A red SUV is seen hitting dozens of people in the city of Waukesha, including children.
“At this time, we can confirm that five people are deceased and over 40 are injured,” the Waukesha Police Department said on its Facebook page. “However, these numbers may change as we collect additional information.”
A “person of interest” who allegedly has a significant criminal history was questioned overnight. According to NBC, investigators were looking into the possibility that the driver had been involved in an earlier incident involving a knife and was fleeing when the vehicle reached the parade.
Corey Montiho, a Waukesha school district board member, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he “had to go from one crumpled body to the other to find [his] daughter.” She and her school peers were part of a group of dancers performing in the parade.
Police chief Dan Thompson said the suspect vehicle had to be shot down, and despite social media allegations, no shots were fired from the red SUV. No one was harmed as a result of police shooting, as per Sky News.
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Top-down video footage shows a driver deliberately plowing through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/fo5xXPF12q
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