“At this point, we can confirm that five people have been killed and more than 40 injured.”, according to a post in a city council account, notes that the numbers “may change” as more information is collected.
At this time, we can confirm that 5 people have died and more than 40 are injured. However, these numbers may change as we collect additional information. Several people were themselves taken to area hospitals. The Police Department has the relevant person in custody.
– cityofwaukesha (@CityofWaukesha) November 22 2021
The car used in the attack, a red SUV, was recovered, and one person was arrested.
Several videos posted on social networks show a car crossing the show site at high speed.
In one of the videos, gunshots can be heard and a vehicle crosses a police cordon, entering an area closed to traffic for a Christmas parade.
The run took place at 4:39 p.m. local time, 9:39 p.m. in Lisbon.
Local Police Chief Daniel B. Thompson said his investigators are still looking to identify the victims. There is currently, according to the same official, “a person with an interest in custody.” However, it did not confirm that he is the driver of the vehicle.
“This is still an ongoing investigation,” Thompson told reporters arrested last night.
Waukesha police fired at the car in an attempt to stop the march. But no one was injured, even according to the US authorities.
Police Chief Daniel B. Thompson said the site was “now safe”.
CNN called North America, and a Waukesha County hospital said it had received 13 people, three of whom are in critical condition, four in serious condition, and six with minor injuries.
In turn, a children’s hospital in Milwaukee indicated that it was treating 15 wounded, while part of the wounded were transferred to Frodert Hospital in the same city.
CNN also heard North American Angel Opwell, who lives in an apartment near where the car crashed, said she was watching the show from the balcony: “What I heard next were screams, I turned my head and saw the car arrive and sprint towards the band passing by my hall at that moment.”.
Waukesha County is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Milwaukee.
“He immediately ran over and ran over at least two people. And then he continued along the road to Parque de Beauvo, which is at the end of the block, and continued without stopping.
In turn, Milwaukee newspaper intern Kylie Starall, who has also been following the show, said the hit-and-run event took place “probably about 20-30 minutes after the show started.”
“A red SUV came speeding in the middle of the street—there was a lot of screaming—and we thought it might have been Santa Claus, but it was a red SUV and it hit a lot of people. There were a lot of people on the ground,” he told CNN. .
The police indicated that all roads at the crash site will remain closed for at least 24 hours, as well as businesses.
The Waukesha School District closed all schools on Monday..
Kathy and I pray for Waukesha tonight and all the children, families and community members affected by this foolish act. I am grateful to first responders and individuals who acted quickly to help, and we are in touch with local partners while we await more information.
Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) November 22 2021
On Twitter, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers wrote that he would pray for Waukesha “and all the children, families, and community members affected by this senseless act.”
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