2021 Waukesha Christmas parade car rampage, Without a doubt this dream from November 18th, 2021 is related, if you're interested in helping with this, please research other data on the dream. On November 21, 2021, an SUV was driven through the an
2021 Waukesha Christmas parade car rampage,
Without a doubt this dream from November 18th, 2021 is related, if you're interested in helping with this, please research other data on the dream.
On November 21, 2021, an SUV was driven through the annual Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, killing six people and injuring 62 others. The alleged driver of the vehicle, 39-year-old Darrell E. Brooks, is in custody. Brooks will be charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide.
Waukesha is a western suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Christmas parade has been a traditional procession through downtown Waukesha, and the planned 58th annual parade was canceled the previous year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 theme was "Comfort and Joy" and featured over 60 entries.
Abandoned items from paradegoers on the corner of Broadway and Main St.
On November 21, 2021, around 4:39 p.m. CST, a red Ford Escape SUV, driving at about 40 miles per hour (60 km/h), broke through barricades and drove through the annual Christmas parade in Waukesha. One officer fired his gun in an attempt to stop the vehicle.
The parade was being live-streamed, and other attendees captured the incident on videos that were later posted to social media. Two eyewitnesses told reporters that the driver did not stop initially and all they could hear was people screaming and crying. Others recounted that the driver seemed calm and was weaving across the road, an account not confirmed by police.
During the immediate aftermath of the ramming, five people were confirmed killed and 48 others were injured. The ages of the deceased ranged from 52 to 81. They were identified as four women and one man. However, the death toll rose to six on November 23, as an eight-year-old child died at the hospital. Seventeen more children were among the wounded Hospitals admitted 28 people, and nine were in critical condition.
Four of the victims were members of The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a dance group composed solely of grandmothers. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said that parishioners, students, and a priest from a local Catholic school were injured.
On November 22, police recovered the SUV and arrested 39-year-old Darrell Edward Brooks Jr. On November 23, police announced that Brooks would be charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide. Authorities have not identified an alleged motive, but they believe that he acted alone and did not know anyone at the parade. Police Chief Daniel Thompson said it was not a terrorist event. On November 23, police reported that Brooks deliberately targeted the crowd.
Police were investigating whether the driver may have been fleeing from a nearby domestic disturbance when encountering the parade. "We have information that the suspect prior to the incident was involved in a domestic disturbance, which was just minutes prior, and the suspect left that scene just prior to our arrival to that domestic disturbance," the chief said. The Chief of Police said the suspect was not being chased by police when the suspect broke into the parade route.
Brooks had been released on bail a few days before the attack, after posting a $1,000 bond, on charges of driving over an ex-partner. According to a criminal complaint filed on November 2, Brooks was accused of running over a woman with his car while she was walking through a gas station parking lot.
The White House was monitoring the situation shortly after the incident ended. The Waukesha Police Department issued a shelter-in-place order for parts of Waukesha but withdrew it the same evening.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers expressed gratitude for the efforts of first responders and good Samaritans, and voiced support for affected families and community members. He ordered the US and Wisconsin flags to be flown at half staff the day after the incident in honor of the victims. On November 22, vigils were held across the city. The Waukesha School District canceled school on November 22, with additional counselors made available to students.