BREAKING: Police have declared a “mass casualty event” outside Milwaukee after someone plowed an SUV through a Christmas parade

Nov 21st

Authorities in Waukesha, Wisconsin, have responded to a mass casualty event involving three suspects in a red SUV that ran full-speed through a local Christmas parade.

Here's the most up-to-date information on the situation.

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Some reports indicated that there were 3 suspects, and that one was in custody, although this information has not yet been corroborated by police.

The SUV, however, has been located:

UPDATE: The city's police chief said that the gunfire heard on the videos was that of police firing at the vehicle. At least one bullet hole was found in the SUV's windshield according to early reports.

Here is some additional information from some spectators at the event:

More from Heavy:

"We just heard screaming up the parade route and looked over, and the red jeep or SUV came barreling through," Michael Hurst, a woodworker from Waukesha whose son was almost hit by the truck, told Heavy in a phone interview. "I pulled my son away. He probably got missed by about a foot. There was a little kid next to us that got hit. I did see dead bodies. The amount of people who are going to be dead from this, it might even be worse than that Las Vegas shooting. They have a whole block of Main Street that is casualties. We did hear that there were active shooters. We don't know where that came from or if that's true. The police pulled me into a building and said to stay in there, get in there, there's active shooters. One officer told us they did stop the active shooters. My son was out in that street grabbing candy."

Chatter on the police scanner reportedly identified the driver as a black male who was blowing his horn as he approached the parade:

At 4:39 p.m. a police officer could be heard on the radio saying, "There's a car going westbound approaching the parade course. A red Escape. Black male. I couldn't stop him. He's going westbound blowing his horn."

Another police officer said a "maroon Ford Escape just blew by me White Rock and Hartwell heading toward the parade route." About a minute later, an officer called for help and said, "Sounds like a car sped through westbound Main" and said people had been "ran over" with "multiple casualties," calling for multiple ambulances to respond.

More info will be added to this story as things unfold.

Pray for Waukesha.


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