An SUV truck Tested a Christmas parade this Sunday in Wisconsin, Authorities said several people were killed and more than 20 were injured.
Police Chief Don Thompson, in the suburb of Waukesha, 20 miles west of Milwaukee, did not specify the number of deaths and said they were working to inform their families.
“This vehicle hit more than 20 people. Some individuals had children and there were deaths as a result of this incident “, He said at a short press conference that lasted about 10 minutes. He also said that we do not have the details of the deceased.
Although officials insist the area where the incident took place is already safe, Cover the streets of the area for at least 24 hours.
The truck may be recovered and “the person we are interested in is in custody”He did not elaborate on the possible motive for the attack. “This is a liquid investigation,” he told the conference.
Regarding the injured, local fire chief Steven Howard said 11 adults and 12 children were transferred to hospitals in the city. He declined to comment on the severity of his injuries.
“We hear a loud noise and then scream”
A Live video From that city At 20:40 a red truck was seen speeding. On the street where the action was taking place. In the post, some people commented that they were at the scene and some people who were there saw the force of the SUV attack.
Angelito Tenorio, who is running for Wisconsin state treasurer, told a local newspaper. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel He was watching the march with his family when he saw Larry coming fast.
“Then we heard a loud noise and people crying and screaming as the vehicle collided,” Tenorio said.
Angela O’Boy, a housewife next door, spoke to CNN and said she saw the vehicle from her balcony. “It collided with at least two people and ran over them.” “Then he went down the street and went to the people’s park at the end of the block, and then he continued without stopping,” he said.
During the incident, A police officer fired at the van as it tried to stop. Police Chief Thompson said. To this, he clarified that “no one on the way was injured”.
Waukesha School District, due to this incident They will cancel classes this Monday. “It will be decided on Monday whether classes will take place on Tuesday. Our thoughts go to everyone affected and everyone who witnessed the event, as well as our entire community.”
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