A automobile plowed right into a Christmas parade within the US state of Wisconsin on Sunday night injuring greater than 20 individuals, police mentioned.
Officers had been nonetheless gathering info on the incident which occurred simply after 4:30 pm (2230 GMT), as spectators within the city of Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb, watched the annual custom.
“A crimson SUV drove into our Christmas parade that we had been holding downtown,” Police Chief Dan Thompson advised reporters. “Greater than 20 people had been injured, because of this incident.”
“The Waukesha Police Division has recovered a suspect automobile. It is an ongoing investigation,” he added, including that officers had recognized an individual of curiosity.
Angelito Tenorio, who’s operating for Wisconsin state treasurer, was on the parade and advised the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he “noticed an SUV cross over, simply put the pedal to the metallic and simply zooming full velocity alongside the parade route.”
“After which we heard a loud bang, and simply deafening cries and screams from people who find themselves struck by the automobile,” he mentioned.
Police mentioned a number of individuals had been taken to the hospital.
The Journal Sentinel reported that metropolis footage confirmed the SUV rushing into the parade behind a college marching band.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers mentioned he and his spouse had been “praying for Waukesha tonight and all the youngsters, households, and group members affected by this mindless act.”
“We’re involved with native companions as we await extra info,” he added.
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