Five people were killed and over 40 injured when a car sped into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sunday, police said.
At 4:39 p.m. local time, a red SUV drove into the town’s Christmas parade, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said at a press conference Sunday evening.
“There were some fatalities,” he said. Late Sunday, the City of Waukesha said in a statement: “At this time, we can confirm that 5 people are deceased and over 40 are injured. However, these numbers may change as we collect additional information.”
Officials are working to identify the victims and notify their next of kin.
“We are deeply saddened by today’s senseless tragedy and our hearts are with the Waukesha community. We are currently treating 13 patients – 3 are in critical condition, 4 in serious condition, 6 in fair condition. We are praying for all those impacted, their families and our first responders,” the Aurora Medical Center said in a statement.