SUV drives into spectators at parade in Wisconsin, shots fired by driver: witnesses

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SUV drives into spectators at parade in Wisconsin, shots fired by driver: witnesses

A driver blew past police and drove into a crowd at a holiday parade in Wisconsin, injuring multiple people on Sunday, according to local reports and witnesses.

The incident happened during an annual parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin shortly after 4:40 p.m. local time.

The Post reached out to The Waukesha Police Department, which confirmed that police were responding to an incident at the parade, but could provide no further details at this time.

Several people were struck by a red SUV, reported the Waukesha Freeman

Witnesses  reported they saw dozens of people on the ground injured and that shots were fired by the driver.

A driver drove into a crowd at a holiday parade in Wisconsin.
A driver drove into a crowd at a holiday parade in Wisconsin.
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“At the Waukesha Holiday parade and a car just broke through the police line, plowing through pedestrians and firing rounds out the window,” Zach Heisler tweeted. “Family and I are safe. Happened 20 feet in front of us.” 

One witness reported that the driver ran over “several elderly women” while firing a weapon from his window.”Right in front of my family, this man drives through the parade hitting as many people as possible while shooting out the window,” a parade attendee tweeted. “He ran over several elderly women who were dancing in the parade and many others please pray for everyone in Waukesha.Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly said that he believes there is no longer a danger to the public, according to Fox 6.

Family reunification location is at the Waukesha Command Post located on Barstow between Corrina & Bank Street, police said.

A heavy police presence is reported downtown where cops are asking the public to avoid the area.

The city was live-streaming the live parade on Facebook. Around 20:00 into the stream, something appears to go wrong off camera to the left. Screams can be heard as an officer running in the direction as people point in the direction, confused. A police car speeds in that direction two minutes later.

Police announced they are preparing for a press conference at city hall.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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