Waukesha parade LIVE – Car drives through Christmas parade killing five as suspect Darrell Brooks and victims named

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

Darrell Edward Brooks, 39,  was named as a suspect on Monday after being detained by Waukesha cops close to the scene.

The Waukesha Police Department also named the victims on Monday as Virginia Sorenson, 79; LeAnna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.

On Sunday evening, 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.

Forty-eight people were treated in the hospital including three sets of young siblings.

Brooks reportedly suffered no injuries and cops said he had been involved in a domestic disturbance before the rampage but was not being pursued.

He is now in custody and is set to be charged with five counts of intentional homicide.

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

  • Jocelyn Cook

    HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INJURED?

    At least 48 people were injured – including 12 kids – in the tragedy as families and performers were celebrating an annual holiday event.

    Officials said Monday 18 children were treated at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin following the rampage.

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    SUSPECT ACTED ALONE

    The Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy was "not a terror attack" and the suspect acted alone, cops said during a press conference on Monday.

    Darrell Edward Brooks, 39, who goes by the alias MathBoi Fly, was detained by cops in Waukesha, Wisconsin after a red Ford Escape sped through the town and plowed into a crowd.

    Law enforcement officials said Brooks acted alone and that the incident was not being treated as a terrorist attack.

    They added that there was no police pursuit related to the suspect's vehicle at the time of the parade, but that they believe he was involved in a domestic incident prior to the attack.

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    VICTIMS NAMED

    The people who died in the Christmas parade tragedy in Waukesha have been announced.

    The five victims are:

    • Virginia Sorenson, 79 year old female
    • LeAnna Owen, 71 year old female
    • Tamara Durand, 52 year old female
    • Jane Kulich, 52 year old female
    • Wilhelm Hospel, 81 year old male

    The names were revealed in a Facebook post by the Waukesha Police Department.

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    'I HELD ONE LITTLE GIRL'S HEAD IN MY HAND'

    "My family is safe but many are not," Montiho continued.

    "I held one little girl's head in my hand, she was seizing and she was bleeding out of her ears. I held her mother as she collapsed."

    "Please pray.”

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    'ONE CRUMPLED BODY TO THE OTHER'

    “There were pompoms and shoes and spilled hot chocolate everywhere. I had to go from one crumpled body to the other to find my daughter,” Corey Montiho, a Waukesha school district board member, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel of the Christmas parade killing.

    “My wife and two daughters were almost hit. Please pray for everybody. Please pray.”

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    PARADE SITE LIKENED TO 'A WAR ZONE'

    A law enforcement official during the press conference said that many of the authorities on the site of the Christmas parade killing compared it "to a war zone."

    The official used the word "carnage" to describe the scene.

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    SUSPECT HAD NO INJURIES

    Officers identified the suspect's vehicle very quickly after the incident and located him, according to law enforcement at a press conference on Monday.

    One official said he had no injuries.

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    SOME CHILDREN STABLE AFTER ATTACK

    Some children admitted to the hospital with injuries after the attack are already in stable condition.

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    SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WAUKESHA CLOSED ON TUESDAY

    While counseling and lunch services will be provided in Waukesha schools on Tuesday, the district will be closed on Tuesday and remain closed through the Thanksgiving holiday break.

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    FOUR WOMEN AND ONE MAN KILLED

    According to information provided during the press conference, the victims who were killed in the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy ranged in age from 52 to 81.

    Four were women and one was a man.

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    PARADE IS DECADES-LONG TRADITION

    According to a reporter, Mayor Shawn Reilly revealed that the Christmas parade has been going on for nearly six decades.

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    NO PURSUIT LEAD TO INCIDENT

    Despite rumors to the contrary, law enforcement confirmed during a press conference on Monday about the Waukesha parade killing that there wasn't a pursuit that preceded the suspect driving through the crowd in the Wisconsin town.

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    SUSPECT CHARGES

    Darrell E Brooks, 39, the suspect in the Waukesha Christmas parade killing, will be charged with 5 counts of intentional homicide.

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    48 INDIVIDUALS TREATED AT AREA HOSPITALS

    Law enforcement in Waukesha had a press conference on Monday about the Christmas parade killing.

    They revealed that 48 people were treated at area hospitals, but that total may change as information is still being gathered.

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    SEVERAL VICTIMS NAMED

    During the press conference on Monday, law enforcement in Waukesha named several victims who died in the Christmas parade killing.

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    SUSPECT INVOLVED IN DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE BEFORE PARADE KILLING

    During a press conference on Monday, police in Waukesha revealed that the suspect in the parade rampage was involved in a domestic disturbance before he plowed through the crowd in the tragic incident.

    In addition, one officer fired shots at the suspect to stop the threat.

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    WHERE WAS THE PARADE?

    The annual holiday parade was taking place in downtown Waukesha on Sunday afternoon.

    A driver began to plow into parade-goers on Main Street beginning at Barstow and going past Gasper.

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    WAUKESHA MAYOR'S STATEMENT

    The mayor of Waukesha released a statement commenting on the tragedy on Sunday night.

    “Today our community faced horror and tragedy in what should have been a community celebration,” Mayor Shawn Reilly said.

    “I’m deeply saddened to know that so many in our community went to a parade but ended up dealing with injury and heartache.”

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    WHAT HAPPENED AT THE PARADE?

    A driver of a red SUV plowed into parade-goers around 4.40pm on Sunday.

    The attack killed "multiple people" and more than 40 were injured.

    Police did not give exact figures as they are in the process of notifying next of kin.

    Authorities previously said that 23 people, children and adults, were taken to area hospitals for their injuries.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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