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Waukesha parade attack

Coordinates: 43°00′43″N 88°13′44″W / 43.01194°N 88.22889°W / 43.01194; -88.22889
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Waukesha parade attack
LocationWaukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates43°00′43″N 88°13′44″W / 43.01194°N 88.22889°W / 43.01194; -88.22889
DateNovember 21, 2021
c. 4:39 p.m. (CST)
Attack type
Vehicle-ramming attack mass murder
PerpetratorDarrell Edward Brooks Jr.

On November 21, 2021, at around 4:39 p.m. local time, a red Ford Escape sport utility vehicle broke through barricades and drove into the annual Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. This killed six people and injured more than 68 others.[1][2]

Waukesha police officers took the car and arrested a person. At least one officer fired their gun in an attempt to stop the SUV.[3][4]

On October 26, 2022, Darrell Brooks, the driver of the SUV, was found guilty of all 76 charges against him. He was sentenced to six life sentences without parole.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sanchez, Rosa; Hoyos, Joshua (November 22, 2021). "5 dead, over 40 injured after car drives into Christmas parade in Wisconsin: Police". ABC News. Retrieved November 22, 2021.
  2. "Death toll reaches 6 people and injuries reach 68 people. A child has passed away in the hospital". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  3. Bauer, Scott; Householder, Mike (November 21, 2021). "Police: 'Some fatalities' when SUV hits Wisconsin Christmas parade". Associated Press. Archived from the original on November 22, 2021. Retrieved November 21, 2021.
  4. "Fire Chief Steve Howard speaks about Waukesha Christmas parade incident | FOX6 News Milwaukee". WITI. November 21, 2021. Retrieved November 22, 2021 – via YouTube.