Eight children still hospitalized after attack
The city of Waukesha asked residents to light a blue light outside their homes and share a moment of silence at 4:39 p.m. on Sunday, just a week after the Christmas parade attack that killed at least six people and dozens more were injured.
Businesses and city council members gave blue lights to residents, who were told to keep them lighted outside their homes during the holidays.
Mayor Sean Reilly, who led the moment of silence with other city officials, told Granthshala News that “blue is the color of unity.”
The city of nearly 70,000 people held a candlelight wake on Monday and set up a memorial for the victims in Veterans Park, just a short walk from where 39-year-old Darrell Brooks allegedly broke barricades in a red SUV and hit a roadblock. Solves through the crowd. A Christmas Parade.
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A Waukesha police officer said that Brooks had “no emotion on his face” as he wandered from side to side in “a deliberate act to kill and injure as many people as possible”. criminal complaint Filed this week.
Brooks was charged Tuesday with five counts of first-degree willful manslaughter, but the district attorney said more charges could come.
Five adults were pronounced dead just hours after the tragedy – Wilhelm Hospel, 81; Virginia Sorenson, 79; Lianna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52 and Jane Kulich, 52.
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8-year-old Jackson Sparks was marching in a parade with his baseball team when he collided with an SUV and died on Tuesday.
Overall, at least 62 people were injured and eight children are still in the hospital, according to Children’s Wisconsin. The condition of three children admitted to the hospital is critical, while the condition of three is fine and the condition of one is fine.
One of those children, 11-year-old Jesselyn Torres, was hit so hard by the SUV that the vehicle’s grille left marks on her chest.
“She told them, ‘Just glue me back together,'” Jesselyn’s uncle and Waukesha resident Ryan Kohnke, who attended the parade, told Granthshala News Digital. “It was big for her to make a joke and have that kind of human moment. My sister and I both laughed. We thought it was funny.”