The police have confirmed the identity of the suspect Drive by During a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday, Darrell E Brooks, 39, said that the authorities had no evidence that the incident was a “terrorist attack” that resulted in 5 deaths and dozens of others. Hurt.
At a press conference on Monday, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson named the five victims killed in the incident-four women and one man, aged between 52 and 81.
Thompson said 48 people were injured on Sunday, including two children in critical condition.
Thompson told reporters: “We have news that the suspect was involved in a domestic disturbance before the incident-just a few minutes ago-and the suspect left the scene before we reached the domestic disturbance.”
The police chief said that the authorities believed that the suspect was acting alone and the police would recommend five charges of “intentional homicide” against him.
Thompson said that investigations into possible motives are still ongoing.
“We can tell you that the investigation did not indicate the existence of any type of domestic or international terrorism,” he told reporters.
A sort of Red SUV has Pass the crowd at the Waukesha Christmas Parade about 32 kilometers (20 miles) west of Milwaukee at 4:39 pm (22:39 GMT) on Sunday afternoon.
Shortly after midnight local time, Waukesha announced on Twitter that 5 people had been killed.
At present, we can confirm that 5 people have died and more than 40 people have been injured. However, as we gather more information, these numbers may change. Many people have been transported to regional hospitals by themselves. Relevant personnel are in custody at the police station.
-cityofwaukesha (@CityofWaukesha) November 22, 2021
Jodi Singsime, a 42-year-old nurse, said: “I hear and see people being hit, but what you can do more than see is to hear, this sound is crazy,” She hid in a store before going out to help. The injured told Reuters.
Belen Santamaria, a 39-year-old factory worker who watched the parade on the sidewalk, said the car was “coming at full speed.” Then I started to hear people screaming,” she said.
Waukesha Mayor Sean Reilly told reporters on Monday that the city has hosted a Christmas parade for nearly 60 years.
“Last night, that parade turned into a nightmare. Last night, many people were seriously injured. Last night, we were killed in a celebration that was supposed to be held… We experienced a terrible tragedy. We have too much healing. It needs to happen,” Reilly said.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers ordered a half-mast to pay tribute to the victims on Monday.
Evers said on Twitter on Sunday: “Kathy and I pray tonight for Waukesha and all the children, families and community members affected by this meaningless behavior.”
“I thank the first responders and those who acted quickly to help. We are in contact with local partners and await more information.”
Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a dance band performing in the parade, said that members of the group were killed in the incident, but did not confirm their identities.
“The deceased are very enthusiastic grandma. Their eyes sparkle… as the joy of grandma. They are the glue… unite us,” the organization said in a statement Facebook post.
“At this most difficult time, we are in a heavy heart, and as more information and updates appear, we will release.”
White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said that President Joe Biden will receive “regular updates” about the tragedy.
“Our team maintains close contact with local officials to provide any support and assistance needed. Our hearts are with our family and the entire community,” she wrote On Twitter.
Late Monday, Biden said that his government was monitoring the situation “very closely” and extending condolences to the families of the victims.