An SUV drove through a Christmas parade crowd in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sunday, killing five people and injuring at least 40 other, according to police. Local police attempted to shoot the driver before he hit the crowd but unfortunately they were unable to stop the driver.
The driver was soon arrested. Details regarding the person involved have not yet been released.
JUST IN: 5 people have died and more than 40 are injured after an SUV ploughed through a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, according to city officials https://t.co/FvtI6bHGjG
— CNN (@CNN) November 22, 2021
Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said an officer fired shots at the vehicle in an attempt to stop the driver.
Another video on social media appeared to show police firing on the vehicle as it crashed through street barriers, according to Reuters.
An SUV sped through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing at least five people and injuring several. Chief of Police Dan Thompson said a person of interest was in custody https://t.co/hqvzCIIjQQ pic.twitter.com/6Ou2HU28yy
— Reuters (@Reuters) November 22, 2021
Another report has noted the identification of the driver was Darrell Brooks, Jr., though police have not yet confirmed the information.
Classes in area schools were closed for Monday.
LATEST: In a statement Sunday night, the Waukesha School District confirmed that Monday’s classes were canceled for all students and that a decision regarding Tuesday’s classes “will be determined during the day on Monday.” https://t.co/uabUz0irY3
— ABC News (@ABC) November 22, 2021
Many continue to grieve in Wisconsin as the community seeks answers regarding the tragic events.