In yet another example of the reckless violence that has overwhelmed our nation in recent months, a tragedy like no other has befallen the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, just 50 miles away from the already-embattled city of Kenosha.
The horrific incident took place on Sunday evening, during an annual Christmas parade.
A treasured rite of the holiday season turned into a scene of bloody, deadly mayhem late Sunday afternoon as a vehicle plowed into the Waukesha Christmas Parade, killing some and leaving more than 20 people injured, authorities said.
There were some fatalities but a figure was not released as authorities sought to notify families.
Eleven adults and 12 children were ferried to local hospitals. Others were taken by friends and family. Children’s Wisconsin hospital said it had 15 patients and no fatalities.
Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly called the incident a “horrible and senseless act.”
Video of the terrifying incident was soon circulating on social media, but we must warn you, the following scenes are graphic in nature.
Moment the vehicle entered the crowd at the Christmas parade in Waukesha Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/aOx2165XYm
— MelvinB📡 (@MelvinBGlobal) November 22, 2021
NOW – Terrifying video of the moment a red SUV plowed through the first group during the Waukesha Holiday Parade. There is another video of at least one other group of young girls being hit.
🛑 WARNING: Graphic footagepic.twitter.com/LHRp3dJA16
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 22, 2021
This was recorded from the City of Waukesha’s Facebook account, which was streaming the parade.
You can see a red SUV speed right past these band members, hear screams and then a law enforcement officer running. @fox6now pic.twitter.com/8lO5oRuP1I
— Sam Kraemer (@SamKraemerTV) November 21, 2021
Details about the driver and the casualties are still fluid as of this writing, but authorities have suggested that several are dead and several more injured as of midnight on Sunday.