EXCLUSIVE: ‘At least 30 are injured after red SUV plows into families watching Wisconsin Christmas parade at high speed’: Reports of shots fired
A car traveling at high speed plowed into a Christmas parade in Wisconsin, leaving at least 30 people people injured, among them several elderly women who were part of a ‘Dancing Grannies’ float, according to reports.
There were also unconfirmed reports of shots fired. The incident took place in Waukesha, a town located about 20 miles west of downtown Milwaukee.
Video circulating on social media shows what appears to be a red SUV driving at unusually high speed through the downtown Waukesha area.
The vehicle sped through the Christmas parade even as people participating in the procession waved flags.
The image above shows a red SUV driving at high speed through a Christmas parade in downtown Waukesha, some 20 miles west of Milwaukee, on Sunday evening
Reports indicate that the driver plowed through barricades and slammed into a Christmas parade, injuring some 30 people, among them elderly women. The driver is also alleged to have fired gunshots
Moments after the SUV drives by, screams can be heard in the background. A law enforcement official is then seen giving chase after the SUV.
The incident comes just two days after Kyle Rittenhouse, the accused Kenosha shooter, was acquitted of murder charges in the deaths of two men during the unrest that erupted last year in the wake of a police shooting of a black man.
Video posted on social media shows dozens of emergency vehicles responding to the scene in downtown Waukesha on Sunday night.
‘There were lots of families, lots of children there. A red SUV came running down the street, hitting a lot of people in the parade,’ Kaylee Staral, an eyewitness, told CNN.