WAUKESHA/OSLO (VG) Darrell E. Brooks, 39, is accused of killing five people after he drove into a Christmas parade in Wisconsin.
five people lost their lives Forty-eight people were injured when Brooks entered the parade in Waukesha City. The ages of the dead ranged between 52 and 81 years.
– We’re sure he acted alone. There is no indication that this is an act of terrorism, Police Chief Dan Thompson said during a press conference Monday.
The cause of the brutal flight is not yet known, but several US media outlets – including CNN, AP and Washington Post – reported on Monday night, citing unidentified politicians, that the man behind the wheel must have fled another crime scene when he drove into Inside crowds.
according to Washington Post The 39-year-old driver had escaped a brawl with a knife.
At the press conference, the police stated that Brooks was involved in an accident shortly before he drove to the show, but they denied that the police were after him.
VG is Monday evening Norwegian time in a place in the small town, where calm and serenity reign. Police closed off the streets, as they were still cleaning up after Sunday’s tragedy.
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– Captured their children
In the videos showing the dramatic event, you can see a red SUV driving at high speed down the street where the show is taking place. When the car passed on the street, the wounded and dead were left on the asphalt.
CNN spoke with Angelito Tenorio, who was present during the military parade on Sunday. He recounts scenes of chaos that occurred on Sunday night.
– People began to flee, ran away from the place without taking their belongings, people grabbed their children, screamed and yelled at their loved ones, he says CNN.
Among the injured are a number of children: On Monday, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Children’s in Milwaukee reported to CNN They received 18 injured after the show.
On Monday night, ten children between the ages of 3 and 16 were admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit, and the condition of six children is critical. CNN writes.
Kill the “dancing grandmothers”
So far, the US authorities have not released information about the victims of the show’s tragedy.
The group “The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies” – “Milwaukee’s Dancing Grandmothers” wrote on their Facebook page that they were badly affected by the incident on Sunday night: Several women who sang with the group during the show were among the dead.
Those who died were very excited grandmothers. Their eyes shone. The joy of being “Grannie”. The group wrote that they were the glue that held us together Facebook social networking site.
– Our hearts are heavy at this difficult time, she wrote “Dancing Grandmothers”.
Flags on a half pole
Earlier on Monday, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced that he has requested that the American flag and the Wisconsin state flag be raised to half mast after Sunday’s tragedy.
Evers shared the announcement on her official Twitter- konto, where the governor also wrote, “The people of Wisconsin pray for Waukesha and all affected, and mourn the loss of life as a result of this senseless tragedy.”
Schools in Waukesha are also closed on Mondays.
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