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On Sunday, residents of Waukesha, Wisconsin, were gathering for an annual local Christmas parade when a driver in a red SUV plowed into a crowd, killing at least five people and Injuring dozens of others, New York Times report.
Follow Times, at about 4:40 p.m. local time, the driver overcame an obstacle and drive straight into the parade street, crashing into dozens of people. Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson said police fired a shot at the driver and arrested a person of interest Sunday night. A lot has not been confirmed about the identity of the driver, and the driver’s motives are still unclear.
In addition to the 5 confirmed deaths, more than 40 people have been injured, although according to city officials, the situation remains unresolved. “Translate” and the numbers depend on change. Reported victims include members of Milwaukee Dancing Grannies congregation, parishioners, a priest, and students from a Waukesha Catholic school. In at least 12 children was reported to be among the injured.
“Today our community faces horror and tragedy in what should have been a community celebration,” said Mayor Shawn Reilly. “I am deeply saddened to learn that so many people in our community went to march but ended up facing injury and heartbreak.”
“It seems everywhere we turn, it’s just another day of violence in the United States,” one witness told. Time. Public schools in Waukesha are closed today following the tragedy.
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