5 Dead, 40 Injured After SUV Hits Crowd Of People At Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas Parade

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According to police, at least five people are dead and another 40 injured, some severely, after a red SUV plowed into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, WI last night.  According to witnesses, the SUV was seen driving parallel to the parade before driving into the parade participants, running over people at a high rate of speed.  “I head screams and looked and saw this car coming by hitting people and some were being flung up and over the hood and others were being ran over”, said Jamie Albright who was standing on a sidewalk in front of where the SUV hit several people.  

A video posted online backs up witness accounts, with the video showing a red SUV driving alongside the parade before turning into the parade itself and continuing.  Waukesha Police Chief Dam Thompson said an officer shot at the vehicle trying to get it to stop.  He said they do not yet know if this is terrorism related or not, but that they are looking at all angles.  1 person is in custody and police have identified him as Darrell Brooks Jr. and said the SUV has been recovered with a damage front end and part of the front quarter panel hanging off.

Scene where an SUV drive into a Christmas Parade in Waukesha, WI