BREAKING: Dozens injured after car crashes into Waukesha Christmas Parade

by Meredith Minto

A car crashed into a Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wis., on Sunday evening leaving at least 30 people injured, according to local news reports. Police also reportedly said that shots were fired at the incident. The incident occurred just before 5:00 p.m. CT.

According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Angelito Tenorio, a candidate for Wisconsin state treasurer, said the incident happened just moments after he and his family had finished marching in the parade.

“As we were walking back in between the buildings that we saw an SUV crossover, just put the pedal to the metal and just zooming full speed along the parade route,” he said. “And then we heard a loud bang, and just deafening cries and screams from people who are struck by the vehicle. And then, and then we saw people running away or stooping crying, and there, there are people on the ground who looked like they’d been hit by the vehicle.”

A video posted to social media shows a red SUV plowing through police security barriers and entering the road just behind a school marching band, according to the outlet.

Another parade goer, Michael Hurst told heavy.com that he believes that the incident was “100% intentional” and that the SUV drove about a mile through the parade.

Currently, there is a “heavy police presence” in the area still. No deaths have been officially confirmed by police at this time.

UPDATE: 5 dead, 40 injured after SUV rams through Wisconsin Christmas parade

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