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Watch Wisconsin driver plows through parade, 5 killed, dozens injured

09:43, 22 November 2021
Watch Wisconsin driver plows through parade, 5 killed, dozens injured Photo: TANNEN MAURY/ТАСС

An individual in a red SUV struck the parade in the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, leaving five dead and injuring more than 20 participants.

The incident broke Sunday afternoon at approximately 4:39 pm local time when a vehicle smashed the parade barricades and kept moving towards a crowd, according to Police Chief Dan Thompson.

More than a dozen of adults and children were admitted to nearby hospitals. The number of fatalities had been unclear until the police completed family notifications. The alleged number of injured exceeds 40 as of now.

“The vehicle struck more than 20 individuals. Some of the individuals were children and there were some fatalities as a result of this incident,” Thompson said.

The chief revealed that the SUV was spotted and that the culprit was taken into custody without providing with any further details.

The injured were immediately admitted to local hospitals via ambulance and police cars.

At a certain area, a police officer tried to stop the vehicle right after the wreck by taking to arms and discharging several bullets towards a reckless driver even though the civilians were being nearby. No one has suffered from the shooting.

The incident took place during an annual solemn event, one of the city’s largest.