Waukesha Christmas Parade – SUV Crash that Killed 5 People, Injured 48 Officials Confirm That Terrorism Is Not Linked

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An SUV drove through a barrier and crashed into a Christmas parade in Milwaukee’s suburbs. The vehicle killed at least five people and injured more than 40 others. Waukesha authorities have confirmed that the mass casualty event was not terror related during a Monday afternoon press conference.

“I just saw little girls flying through the air,”Witness testimony CBS News. “You just saw multiple bodies thrown through the road, and you saw the lawn chairs and the blankets.”

Following the tragic incident at Waukesha’s holiday parade, Wisconsin, debris was left behind. – Getty

The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a loved group of seniors who made regular appearances in parades around the area, were among those that were killed. “Those who died were extremely passionate Grannies,”The group released a statement via Facebook.

At least a dozen of those injured were children, with 15 patients admitted into Children’s Wisconsin, a hospital that only treats pediatric patients, according to The New York Times.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee wrote FacebookA priest, parishioners, and students from a local Catholic School were among the victims.

“The car just flew past us, there was a lot of panic,”The Times reported that a 14-year old marched in the parade along with his school’s football team. “I’m still in a lot of shock.”

After the tragic incident at Waukesha’s holiday parade, lawn chairs were abandoned. – Getty

The outlet also reported that patients were in critical condition at other hospitals.

“Today our community faced horror and tragedy in what should have been a community celebration,”Shawn Reilly, Waukesha Mayor, spoke to the press Sunday evening. “I’m deeply saddened to know that so many in our community went to a parade but ended up dealing with injury and heartache.”

Police are on the scene investigating after the fatal incident at Waukesha’s Christmas Parade. – Getty

CBS News reported that the suspect was believed to have fled another crime scene, possibly a knife fight. The Waukesha police department stated that there is no imminent threat to the public. They continue to investigate the incident to determine the motivation.

After the tragic incident at the Waukesha Christmas Parade, Wisconsin, a police car was parked on the parade route. – Getty

The incident does not seem to have been connected with the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, which was held in Kenosha. CNN reported.

Authorities have yet not confirmed or released the identities of the victims.

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