5 folks had been killed and greater than 40 had been injured when a car drove right into a Christmas parade Sunday afternoon in Waukesha, Wisconsin, metropolis officers mentioned.
Witnesses described the horror of seeing folks struck and mendacity on the bottom after a pink SUV drove by way of a sequence of barricades and barreled into the crowded parade route on Predominant Road round 4:39 p.m. native time.
A video obtained by CNN reveals the second the car struck pedestrians. A pink SUV was seen hitting an individual in a marching band, then the car continues ahead, hitting and working over others within the band and crowd earlier than driving away.
Angela O’Boyle, who lives in a fifth-floor condominium that overlooks the parade route, advised CNN she was on the balcony watching when “the following factor I heard had been screams, and turned my head and noticed the automobile come and plow into the band that was simply move my balcony at that time.”
Boyle mentioned she heard screaming and other people yelling out their youngsters’s names, including “it was not one thing that I wished to see.”
Kaylee Staral, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel intern who witnessed the incident, advised CNN’s Pamela Brown “in all probability round 20 to half-hour into the parade, a pink SUV got here working down the center of the road – there have been quite a lot of screams – and we nearly thought possibly it was Santa, however it was a pink SUV and it hit lots of people.”
Staral went on to say “there have been a number of folks on the bottom.”
Police Chief Daniel Thompson mentioned officers are working with the Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s Workplace to determine victims.
Thompson says there may be “an individual of curiosity in custody,” however wouldn’t say whether or not it was the driving force of the SUV nor if any arrests have been made.
“That is nonetheless a really fluid investigation,” the chief advised reporters Sunday evening.