Incident Reported At Waukesha Holiday Parade

(Waukesha) Governor Tony Evers has ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff Monday, as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragedy at Sunday’s Waukesha Christmas Parade. The city of Waukesha says at least five people have died and more than forty people were injured after a man driving a red SUV plowed through the parade around 4:30pm. The social media post from the city indicates that the numbers may change as additional information is collected. Several people self-transported to area hospitals. A suspect is in custody, but authorities did not provide an update on their identity. Waukesha Police Chief Don Thompson was able to confirm that shots were fired by a Waukesha Police officer towards the suspect’s vehicle as the vehicle drove off but did not know if that person was struck by gunfire, or not. He was able to confirm that no shots were fired from the vehicle into the crowd. The governor says he is (quote) “praying for Waukesha and all the kids, families, and community members affected by [the] senseless act” adding that he is “grateful for the first responders and folks who acted quickly to help.”

 

 

– WTMJ contributed