Parents ‘screamed kids’ names as bodies flew’ in Waukesha Xmas parade horror

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Parents shouted their children’s names and bodies flew everywhere after an SUV crashed into a Christmas parade, killing five.

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More than 40 people, including 12 children, were injured during a red Ford Escape parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday.

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After the horrors in Waukesh City
This red SUV is the vehicle in question

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This red SUV is the vehicle in questionCredits: Wakesh City
The moment the car fell into the marching band

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The moment the car fell into the marching bandcredit: universal news and sport
A stroller lying on the road after the massacre unfolded

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A stroller lying on the road after the massacre unfoldedcredit: Reuters
The moment the police fired on the car as it was moving

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The moment the police fired on the car as it was moving

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SUV with dismantled front, pictured on a driveway

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SUV with dismantled front, pictured on a driveway

The family and cast were celebrating an annual holiday event when the panic broke out.

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The police opened fire on the SUV as it plowed through an obstacle and fled after the horror.

Local police chief Dan Thompson said at a news conference that the vehicle hit more than 40 people, including some children.

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Thompson also said that a person of interest is in custody, noting that this is a “fluid investigation” and that the priority at this point is to “work with the families” of the victims.

A witness, Angela O’Boyle, whose apartment in a Milwaukee suburb overlooked the parade, told CNN: “All I heard was shouting and then people shouting the names of their children”.

He described how he “saw the car approaching and plowed into the band that was passing by my balcony at the time”.

“It hit at least two people immediately and rolled over them,” she said.

“And then continued on the road to People’s Park which is at the end of the block – and then kept going, it didn’t stop.”

Witness Braden Kowalski, 19, told Fox News He was with his family when he saw bodies being thrown here and there from the car.

,[The driver is] Just flying through people, just killing a lot of people, bodies flying everywhere,” Kowalski said.

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“These guys didn’t run, they threw f*****g into the air. Like a lot of people were thrown into the air.”

Kowalski went on to say that he and his mother ran into the crowd to help those injured.

“There were a lot of people with broken limbs, like a lot of broken legs, a lot of people screaming with broken legs. It was horrifying.”

a witness allegedly said It sounded like the driver of the vehicle was “trying to kill people.”

“He was rolling back and forth.”

more witness account Describe a dance team of young girls “between the ages of nine and 15” who may be hit by a vehicle.

Posted by a Twitter user Video In which a dancing child enjoying the parade was almost hit by a speeding vehicle.

Kowalski told Fox: “It’s the most peaceful loving city. Everyone’s so friendly. I know people say, ‘You’d never expect this to happen.’

“But this is one of those cities. You never thought it would happen.”

A shelter-in-place order was canceled and Thompson deemed the scene “safe and secure.”

According to Fire Chief Steve Howard, eleven adults and 12 pediatric patients were taken to six nearby hospitals.

‘walking back and forth’

Howard said there were “many deaths”, although he could not confirm the exact number at this time because families and loved ones were still being notified.

The officers also noted during the press conference that they do not believe the shots were fired from the vehicle, as reported earlier in the day, adding that the police had fired shots to try to stop the vehicle.

Sean Reilly, the mayor of Waukesha, which has about 70,000 residents, indicated there was no longer a threat to the community.

FBI tweeted In response to the incident: “Our local law enforcement partners are the primary responders in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

“The FBI is providing assistance. It is standard practice for the FBI to assist our local law enforcement partners.”

Reilly issued an earlier statement: “Tonight was a painful situation for the city of Waukesha. We don’t have all the details.”

wisconsin governor Tony Evers issued a statement Twitter, saying: “Cathy and I are tonight praying for Waukesha and all the children, families and community members affected by this senseless act.

“I am grateful to the first responders and people who acted quickly to help, and we are in contact with local partners as we await more information.”

Members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies troupe were marching at the time of the incident.

A statement was issued on the group facebook page Which read in part: “Group members and volunteers were impressed and we await word on their terms. Please keep Grannies, all those injured and all those who witnessed this horrific event in your thoughts and prayers. “

Moments after the alleged incident, a local report tweeted that at the Christmas parade “a car drove through downtown Waukesha”.

the city of Waukesha Facebook account was live streaming the parade.

‘painful’

After the SUV is seen speeding through the parade, members of the crowd can be seen carrying performers to the side of the road to allow emergency vehicles.

According to a post on his Chamber of Commerce, Waukesha residents had gathered to celebrate the city’s 58th annual Christmas parade. Website,

“Comfort and Joy” is used on the site to describe the parade, which began at 4 p.m. local time and traveled down Main Street in downtown Waukesha.

Local residents have been advised to avoid the downtown area at this time.

According to the Waukesha Police Department, there is a family reunion location at the Metro Transit Center by Bank St.

The investigation continues.

Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared of murder on Friday after he opened fire on Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.

The acquittal of the 18-year-old led to protests in parts of the country.

Before the verdict, BLM protesters and Rittenhouse supporters engaged in a tense standoff outside the courtroom over Kenosha.

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NINTCHDBPICT000695325060credit: Reuters
Emergency vehicles and police cars reportedly took the victims to the hospital

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Emergency vehicles and police cars reportedly took the victims to the hospitalcredit: Getty Images – Getty
Adults helped escort the cast to a safe location as the emergency vehicles were driven by

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Adults helped escort the cast to a safe location as the emergency vehicles were driven byCredits: Wakesh City
An officer can be seen running towards the incident

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An officer can be seen running towards the incidentCredits: Wakesh City
Chairs on lawn chairs in the street after people fled the parade route

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Chairs on lawn chairs in the street after people fled the parade routecredit: Getty Images – Getty
The city of Waukesha was holding a Christmas parade

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The city of Waukesha was holding a Christmas paradeCredits: Wakesh City

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