Milwaukee Dancing Grannies Group Says Its Members Are Among the Victims
At least five people were killed and more than 40 injured after a vehicle crashed into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin over the weekend.
As of early Monday, none of the victims have been publicly identified — but the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, which on its Facebook page describe themselves as “a group of grandmothers who are out for summer and winter parades.” meet once a week to practice the routine,” its members say. are among the dead.
“Our group was doing what they loved, performing in front of a crowd in a parade, putting smiles on faces of all ages, filling them with joy and happiness,” it said in a statement. “During the performance, Nani enjoyed hearing the cheers and applause of the crowd, which certainly brought a smile to their faces and warmed their hearts.”
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The group also said, “Our hearts are heavy at this most difficult time, as more information and updates become available, it will be posted.”
On Sunday night, the city of Waukesha said, “We can confirm that 5 people have been killed and more than 40 are injured. However, this number may change as additional information is gathered.”
“Many people have self-transported to area hospitals,” the city said. “Person of interest is in custody with the police department.”