Vehicle-Ramming Attack Kills 5, Injures Over 40 in Waukesha Christmas Parade

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Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy report with an image of the vehicle used in the vehicle-ramming attack and news of a person of interest in custody (FOX6 News Milwaukee). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Overnight Sunday/Monday Waukesha police confirmed that 5 people were killed and 40 people were injured. Initially, police did not confirm the number that were killed at two press conferences.

Police, firefighters and paramedics responded just after 4:39 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2021 to a report multiple people were injured when the driver of a red SUV plowed into a crowd and injured pedestrians in a Christmas Parade near Main Street and Barstow Street in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

A ‘person of interest’ is in custody, and the vehicle used in the attack was found backed into a long driveway with a bullet hole in the windshield near the intersections of Maple Avenue and Arlington Street and Maple Avenue and Williams Street. The offender’s vehicle, described as a burgundy older model Ford Escape SUV was found in a residential neighborhood about a 3500-foot traveling distance southwest of the vehicle-ramming crime scene at Main Street and Barstow Street in Waukesha.

Police have said that no shots were fired from the vehicle, but a six-year veteran of the police department fired shots at the vehicle in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

In the aftermath, a power failure occurred at or near the scene, and a lockdown “shelter in place” was activated for a short time period Sunday night.

The next press conference is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2021.


At least 20 injured and fatalities were reported.

Press conference 8:00 p.m. 11/21/21: Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, Chief of Police Daniel Thompson, Fire Chief Steven Howard presenting.

At least twenty individuals struck. Fatalities were confirmed, but the number of fatalities were not initially released.

A police officer discharged his weapon to attempt to stop the vehicle.

Person of interest in custody, and police are no longer looking for the vehicle.

MABAS Box Alarm to the second level activated; EMS from Waukesha and MABAS mutual aid units transported 11 adults and 12 pediatric patients to 6 area hospitals.

Press conference 9:00 p.m. from Police Chief Daniel Thompson announced that road closures and other closures will continue through tomorrow (11/22); Chief Daniel Thompson also provided ID checkpoint information for residents in the area, and counseling details.

The next press conference was scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2021.

Map of travel distance from Waukesha Christmas  to neighborhood where suspect's vehicle was found (Map data ©2021 Google)
Map of travel distance from Waukesha Christmas to neighborhood where suspect’s vehicle was found (Map data ©2021 Google).

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Cell phone video from a balcony captured the moments a driver in a red SUV plowed into a crowd of people and the aftermath response of civilians and police in Waukesha, Wisconsin (NBC News). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Compiled scene views and witness interviews from ABC News. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Police confirmed that an officer opened fire on the SUV that drove through a Wisconsin Christmas parade, killing 5 and injuring more than 40. Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police vice president Mark Sette provides analysis. YouTube Tips ⓘ

An SUV was seen speeding through the Waukesha Christmas Parade route on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 while a marching band was playing ‘Jingle Bells.’ (Credit: Waukesha Christmas Parade on Facebook) YouTube Tips ⓘ

An SUV sped into a Christmas parade in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha on Sunday, leaving multiple people injured, according to local officials and witnesses. FOX6 News Milwaukee’s Sam Kraemer offers a quick update. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Initially, shots were heard during the incident, but there was no official word who fired the shots. A person commented on the Waukesha Police Department official Facebook page that police shot at the fleeing driver in the vehicle. A video (below) appears to support that information.


Videos captured the incident. A live feed provided by the City of Waukesha captured the incident from a distance, and showed that the driver of the SUV broke through barriers and drove into the parade just behind a school marching band that was in the parade. Another video shows that the band was playing ‘Jingle Bells’ when the vehicle came up from behind the marching band, and appeared to pass the band while the band kept playing.

Waukesha Police posted on their official Facebook page that the family reunification location is at the Metro Transit Center by Bank Street in Waukesha.

Video Stream for 8PM CT Press Conference …

Video Stream for 9PM CT Press Conference …

The mayor of Waukesha, Wisconsin, has confirmed an SUV drove into a crowd Sunday during a Christmas Parade, injuring multiple people. Video from the city’s Facebook page showed the car in question, a red SUV, as it sped along the parade route. Officials now plan to hold a news conference at 8 p.m. CT. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, Chief of Police Daniel Thompson, Fire Chief Steven Howard speak at the Sunday evening press conference (Video of press conference only/FOX News). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Eyewitness Jeff Wierzelewski discusses what he saw on ‘Fox Report’ after reports a red SUV crashed into a parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin YouTube Tips ⓘ

Google Map Waukesha Christmas Parade shooting with road closures for 'Waukesha Incident (Map data ©2021 Google)
Google Map Waukesha Christmas Parade shooting with road closures for ‘Waukesha Incident (Map data ©2021 Google).

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