Waukesha parade LIVE – Car drives through Christmas parade killing at least 5 as Darrell Brooks identified as suspect

AT least five people have been killed and more than 40 people injured – including 12 kids – after an SUV sped through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on Sunday.

Darrell Edward Brooks, 39,  was named as a suspect on Monday after reportedly being detained by Waukesha cops.

A red Ford Escape was seen on video plowing through the crowds "sending bodies flying" in Waukesha, where families and performers were celebrating an annual holiday event.

Local police Chief Dan Thompson stated in a press conference that the vehicle struck more than 40 individuals, including some children.

Thompson also said one person of interest is in custody, noting that it is a "fluid investigation" and that the priority at this point is "working with families" of the victims.

Read our live blog below for the latest news and updates…

  • Jocelyn Cook

    SIX CHILDREN IN CRITICAL CONDITION

    According to a presser Children's Hospital did on Monday, ten kids are in the pediatric ICU.

    Six are in critical condition.

    Three children are in serious condition after the parade tragedy.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ACTIVATING PHONE LINE

    Children's Hospital will activate a phone line for those in need of support after the tragedy at noon Wisconsin time today.

    The number is: 414-266-6500.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE AVAILABLE

    The City of Waukesha shared a hotline on Twitter for those dealing with "emotional distress" in the wake of the incident.

    "If you are experiencing emotional distress the Disaster Distress Helpline is here for you. Call or text 800-985-5990 to be connected to a trained, caring counselor – 24/7," the post read.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    KIDS HAVE BROKEN BONES, OTHER INJURIES

    According to the presser on Monday, the kids who were sent to Children's Hospital range in ages from 3-16 and have various injuries, including facial abrasions, broken bones, and head injuries.

    Six were sent to the operating room yesterday, two had surgeries today, and six are in critical condition.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    TWO CHILDREN DISCHARGED

    Of the numerous kids who went to the Children's Hospital, two have already been discharged after being treated, according to a presser from the hospital on Monday.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    TEN CHILDREN IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

    According to an update from Children's Hospital Wisconsin on Monday, 10 children are in intensive care, with three in serious condition and one in fair condition.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL SAYS THREE SETS OF SIBLINGS AMONG INJURED

    During an update at 12pm ET, the Children's Hospital revealed that three sets of siblings were among 18 treated in the kid's hospital.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    MAP OF WHERE THE ATTACK TOOK PLACE

    Five people were killed and more than 40 people have been injured – including 12 kids – after an SUV sped through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on Sunday.

    A red Ford Escape was seen on video plowing through the crowds "sending bodies flying" in Waukesha, where families and performers were celebrating an annual holiday event.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    'SOME OF THE INDIVIDUALS WERE CHILDREN'

    Police chief Dan Thompson had earlier told reporters that "some of the individuals were children" and that officers had recovered the involved vehicle.

    There were no other threats, officials at the press conference said.

    A total of 11 adults and 12 children were taken to six area hospitals, Fire Chief Steven Howard told reporters.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHO IS DARRELL BROOKS, CONTINUED

    Brooks was also charged with two counts of use of a dangerous weapon and a felony count of possession of a firearm in July 2020.

    Brooks also has a number of open felony charges filed against him on November 5, 2021.

    He was charged by Milwaukee courts for resisting an officer, felony bail jumping, second-degree recklessly endangering safety with domestic abuse assessments, disorderly conduct, and battery.

    Brooks is also a music artist who performs under the name of MathBoi Fly and has released a number of music videos.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHO IS DARRELL BROOKS?

    Darrell Brooks was arrested after an SUV drove through a Christmas parade on November 21.

    The incident left five people dead and more than 40 injured, including 12 children.

    The suspect's full name is Darrell Edward Brooks Jr, and he was reportedly arrested after the horror incident at the holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday.

    The 39-year-old is said to be a career criminal and rapper who performs under the name of MathBoi Fly.

    According to Wisconsin court records, he has been convicted of a string of criminal charges dating back to 1999 – including drug possession, obstructing an officer, battery and bail jumping.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    MILWAUKEE DANCING GRANNIES RELEASE STATEMENT

    Members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies were injured and killed in the rampage.

    "The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are devasted by this terrible tradegy with of loss of life and injuries in the Waukesha Christmas parade," the group wrote on Facebook.

    "Our group was doing what they loved, performing in front of crowds in a parade putting smiles on faces of all ages, filling them with joy and happiness. While performing the grannies enjoyed hearing the crowds cheers and applause which certainly brought smiles to their faces and warmed their hearts."

    "Those who died were extremely passionate Grannies. Their eyes gleamed…..joy of being a Grannie. They were the glue….held us together," the statement continued.

    "Our hearts are heavy at this most difficult time, as more information and updates become available it will be posted . Please keep them their families, friends, the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies and everyone who lives have forever changed in your thoughts and prayers."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    POLICE SAY INVESTIGATION IS 'FLUID'

    During their Sunday night press conference, police could not confirm the exact number of casualties.

    The police chief did say at that time that 11 adults and 12 pediatric patients were taken to six area hospitals.

    Authorities said they would release more information after notifying victim families.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    POLICE CONFIRM AN OFFICER FIRED WEAPON

    Initial reports about the attack stated that some witnesses heard shots fired as the vehicle was driving through the parade.

    During a Sunday night press conference, police confirmed that an officer did fire a weapon in an effort to stop the attack.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    SUSPECT IN PARADE CAR RAMPAGE IDENTIFIED

    The suspect in the Waukesha Christmas parade rampage has been identified.

    Darrell Edward Brooks, 39, was detained by cops in Waukesha, Wisconsin after the red Ford Escape sped through the town.

    The SUV plowed through a barrier and sped off after the incident.

    Officers later swooped at an address in Milwaukee where the SUV that went on the rampage was parked in the driveway.

    The front of the vehicle was crumpled right up to the windscreen with the bumper and license plate hanging off.

    Brooks was detained there and he reportedly complained of a sore shoulder as he was taken into custody.

    Court documents link Brooks to the address in Milwaukee where he was arrested and Waukesha Police confirmed "a person of interest" was in custody.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WAUKESHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED

    Police confirmed that public schools would be closed on Monday in the wake of the attack on the holiday parade.

    It's not clear at this time if they will reopen on Tuseday.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    GOVERNOR ORDERS FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF

    "Today, I've ordered the U.S. and Wisconsin flags to be flown at half-staff as we continue to pray for the Waukesha community and the kids, loved ones, and neighbors whose lives were forever changed by an unthinkable tragedy last night," Governor Tony Evers shared on Twitter.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Pictured: Terrifying moment car ploughs into marching band

    This is the moment the marching band in the Waukesha Christmas parade was hit by a speeding red Ford Escape.

    More than 40 people – including 12 kids – were injured after the incident in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday.

    An official City of Waukesha Facebook account streamed the parade live.

  • Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore

    MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THOSE AFFECTED

  • Joseph Gamp

    Roads shut off until midday

    Authorities have shut down Main Street and Barstow Street until at least 12pm today.

    The City of Waukesha Twitter account said: “Main Street is closed from Barstow & Main to Wisconsin and Main.

    "The street will not be open before mid-day tomorrow, Monday, November 22nd.

    "Businesses in this area should remain closed as entry and exit from Main Street will not be allowed."

  • Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore

    DOJ WILL PROVIDE ASSISTANCE

    Attorney General Josh Kaul said the Department of Justice will provide any assistance needed for the investigation.

  • Joseph Gamp

    'Some of the individuals were children'

    Police chief Dan Thompson had earlier told reporters that "some of the individuals were children" and that officers had recovered the involved vehicle.

    There were no other threats, officials at the press conference said.

    A total of 11 adults and 12 children were taken to six area hospitals, Fire Chief Steven Howard told reporters.

  • Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore

    PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON

    Waukesha authorities said they would provide additional information on Monday afternoon at their next press conference.

    The conference is scheduled for 1pm.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Five dead & 40 injured

    Five people have died and over 40 are injured after a speeding SUV plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday.

    Officials said a red SUV broke through barricades at the Christmas parade in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee just after 4:30 pm (2230 GMT), as spectators watched the annual tradition.

    "We can confirm that 5 people are deceased and 40 are injured. However, these numbers may change as we collect additional information," the Waukesha Police Department said in a statement on their official Facebook page.

  • Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore

    WAUKESHA CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IMPACTED

    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has reportedly confirmed that one priest, multiple parishioners, and Waukesha Catholic School students were among the injured on Sunday.

    "Our prayers are with the people who have been injured and killed during the tragic incident in Waukesha," the diocese told Fox6.

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