A motor vehicle plowed into a Christmas parade in the US condition of Wisconsin on Sunday evening injuring more than 20 persons, police reported.
There ended up “some fatalities” Police Chief Dan Thompson instructed reporters through a press meeting, in the course of which officials reported 11 adults and 12 little ones ended up transported to the medical center.
“A pink SUV drove into our Christmas parade that we have been keeping downtown,” said Thompson. “Additional than 20 persons have been hurt, as a final result of this incident,” which happened just soon after 4:30 pm (2230 GMT), as spectators in the town of Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb, watched the once-a-year tradition.
“The Waukesha Law enforcement Section has recovered a suspect vehicle. It’s an ongoing investigation,” he included, adding that officers had identified a individual of desire.
Angelito Tenorio, who is running for Wisconsin state treasurer, was at the parade and explained to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he “saw an SUV cross more than, just set the pedal to the metal and just zooming total velocity together the parade route.”
“And then we listened to a loud bang, and just deafening cries and screams from men and women who are struck by the car,” he reported.
Police explained a number of people today experienced been taken to the medical center.
The Journal Sentinel described that city footage confirmed the SUV rushing into the parade at the rear of a faculty marching band.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said he and his spouse were being “praying for Waukesha tonight and all the little ones, families, and community associates affected by this senseless act.”
“We are in get in touch with with local companions as we await additional data,” he additional.