Waukesha, Wisconsin, Nov 22, 2021 / 01:00 am
A Catholic priest, parishioners, and Catholic schoolchildren were injured when an SUV plowed into marchers during a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisc., on Sunday, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has said.
“Our prayers are with the people who have been injured and killed during the tragic incident in Waukesha,” the archdiocese’s communications director, Sandra Peterson, said Nov. 21.
“Please join us in prayer for all those involved, their families, and those who are traumatized from witnessing the horrible scene.”
According to authorities, at least five people were killed and 40 injured when the driver of a red SUV barreled through barricades and into a crowd marching down the main street of the Milwaukee suburb just before 4:40 p.m. on Nov. 21. Videos posted on social media showed a dark SUV racing down the parade route past horrified onlookers moments before marchers were struck, with police in pursuit.