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Crime: More than 20 injured after car drives into Christmas parade in Wisconsin: Police

'Some fatalities,' more than 20 hurt after vehicle plows through parade in Wisconsin

  'Some fatalities,' more than 20 hurt after vehicle plows through parade in Wisconsin 'Some fatalities,' more than 20 hurt after vehicle plows through parade in Wisconsin(Reuters) -At least some people were killed when a sports utility vehicle sped through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, bowling over at least 20 people including several youngsters waving pompoms and a group of "Dancing Grannies".

About two dozen people have been injured after a car tore through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin , police said. The car has been located, and a person of interest has been identified. It’s unclear if they are in custody. Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson revealed that over 20 people suffered injuries in wake of the incident at the holiday parade on Sunday afternoon, that saw a red SUV breaking through police barriers and ramming into parade -goers, including a marching band.

A driver blew past police and drove into a crowd at a holiday parade in Wisconsin , injuring multiple people on Sunday, according to local reports and witnesses. “At the Waukesha Holiday parade and a car just broke through the police line, plowing through pedestrians and firing rounds out the window,” Zach Heisler tweeted . “Family and I are safe. Happened 20 feet in front of us.” One witness reported that the driver ran over “several elderly women,” part of the group The Dancing Grannies, who perform at the town’s holiday parade annually.

More than 20 people were injured when a car sped into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sunday, police said.

At 4:39 p.m. local time, a red SUV drove into the town's Christmas parade, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said at a press conference Sunday evening.

People watch a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisc., on Nov. 21, 2021, shortly before an incident where a car drove into the parade, injuring more than 20, according to police. © City of Waukesha People watch a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisc., on Nov. 21, 2021, shortly before an incident where a car drove into the parade, injuring more than 20, according to police.

The police department has recovered a vehicle allegedly associated with the incident and investigators are looking into a possible person of interest.

Joy turns to horror as SUV speeds into Christmas parade

  Joy turns to horror as SUV speeds into Christmas parade WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through a barricade and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee while spectators watched in horror. One video showed a woman screaming, “Oh my God!” repeatedly as a group of young dancers was struck Sunday. A father talked of going “from one crumpled body to the other” in search of his daughter. Members of a “Dancing Grannies” club were among those hit. © Provided by Associated Press A police officer uses a flashlight while looking for evidence in downtown Waukesha, Wis.

Multiple people are feared to have been injured after a car reportedly rammed into a crowd of parade -goers in the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin . There have also been reports of shots fired. Another clip shows the vehicle knocking down police barricades, as shots rung out in the background. It’s not clear if it was a driver of the red SUV or a police officer who opened fire. #BREAKING : Reported video shows police firing upon a car that allegedly ran through the middle of a downtown #Waukesha , Wisconsin holiday parade . pic.twitter.com/OwuJL3bYBT.

A vehicle sped into a Christmas parade in the US state of Wisconsin on Sunday, leaving more than 20 people injured , according to local authorities. The attack occurred in Waukesha, a city within the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Police said the scene was now safe and they had "a person of interest "Waukesha police department has recovered a suspect vehicle. It's an ongoing investigation." He said victims were transported to the hospital by ambulances, police cars and with family members. "It was a very tragic incident, very chaotic. There are no other threats involved. The scene is now safe," said

MORE: Waukesha, Wisconsin, mayor confirms multiple people injured when SUV drove through barricade at city's Christmas parade.

"The FBI Milwaukee field office is aware of the reporting of an incident in Waukesha. The local and state authorities are leading the response," an FBI spokesperson told ABC News.

Debris litters the street at a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc. © Jim Vondruska/Getty Images Debris litters the street at a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc.

Victims have been transported to hospitals via ambulances, police officers and family members, Thompson said.

A police officer cordons off a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc. © Jim Vondruska/Getty Images A police officer cordons off a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc.

The Waukesha Police Department sent an emergency alert Sunday night saying: "If you are within a 1/2 mile radius of the 5 points downtown, shelter in place now. Wait for an all clear message."

At Least 5 Dead, More than 40 Injured by Car That Plowed Through Waukesha Christmas Parade

  At Least 5 Dead, More than 40 Injured by Car That Plowed Through Waukesha Christmas Parade Children were among those injured Sunday afternoon, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson confirmedAuthorities confirm that the speeding car that plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., on Sunday left at least five people dead and more than 40 people wounded — many of them young children.

More than 20 people were injured when an SUV ran into crowds gathered for the Waukesha Christmas Parade this evening. Officials are expected to give an update on the incident at 8:30 p.m. ET. Video from the city of Waukesha's Facebook page showed a red SUV driving fast along the Christmas parade route. Shortly after , a police officer was seen running through the screen, and the crowd appeared to react to events off screen. Moments ago, police said more than 20 people were injured when a red SUV plowed into crowds at the Christmas parade .

EXCLUSIVE: 'At least 30 people are injured ' after red Ford SUV plows into families watching Wisconsin Christmas parade at high speed: Reports of shots fired and police chase after vehicle sped off. Terrifying video posted to social media shows a speeding red SUV narrowly miss a young girl as she danced in the street during a Christmas parade in Waukesha, some 20 miles west of downtown Milwaukee. There were also unconfirmed reports of shots fired. Video circulating on social media shows what appears to be a red SUV driving at unusually high speed through the downtown

  More than 20 injured after car drives into Christmas parade in Wisconsin: Police © City of Waukesha MORE: More than 20 injured when SUV plows into Christmas parade

"Kathy and I are praying for Waukesha tonight and all the kids, families, and community members affected by this senseless act," Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wrote on Twitter. "I'm grateful for the first responders and folks who acted quickly to help, and we are in contact with local partners as we await more information."

Police and emergency personnel work on a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc. © Jim Vondruska/Getty Images Police and emergency personnel work on a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc.

The investigation is ongoing.

6th Intentional Homicide Charge Added For Driver Who Crashed Into Wisconsin Christmas Parade .
The sixth charge is for victim Jackson Sparks, an 8-year-old boy who was walking in the parade with his 12-year-old brother Tucker, who was also injured.The sixth charge is for victim Jackson Sparks, an 8-year-old boy who was walking in the parade with his 12-year-old brother Tucker, who was also injured in the crash, The Associated Press reported. If convicted, each charge has a life sentence.

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