A Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin took a scary turn when a car drove into the crowd, and gunshots were fired Sunday.
Videos of the incident began circulating on social media shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday that showed the red car plowing into the crowd at the parade. Gunshots could be heard ringing out from the car.
“As we were walking back in between the buildings, we saw an SUV crossover, just put the pedal to the metal and just zooming full speed along the parade route. And then we heard a loud bang, and just deafening cries and screams from people who were struck by the vehicle,” Angelito Tenorio, an eyewitness of the incident, said.
“And then, and then we saw people running away or stopping crying, and there, there are people on the ground who looked like they’d been hit by the vehicle,” Tenorio added.
Right in front of my family, this man drives through the parade hitting as many people as possible while shooting out the window. He ran over several elderly women who were dancing in the parade and many others please pray for everyone in Waukesha
— CBS 58 News (@CBS58) November 21, 2021
The parade was shut down and people were being evacuated from the area Sunday evening. A family reunification site was set up nearby for the terrified crowd, Waukesha police said.
As of Sunday evening, the number of injuries and casualties remained unclear.