Members of a youth dance team were reported to be among the injured victims when a crazy driver walked during a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on Sunday night.
a witness who spoke to Fox 6 Now reporter Sam Kraemer has estimated that up to 20 girls from the Waukesha Xtreme Dance Team were hit by a red SUV at the annual celebration in the small town of Waukesha.
said Cory Montehu, Waukesha School District Board Member Milwaukee Journal Ranger That his daughter was on a dance team the driver surprised him.
“There were pom-poms and shoes and hot chocolate spilled everywhere,” Montehu said.
The report did not specify whether Montehu is referring to the Waukesha Xtreme Dance Team – or possibly a separate youth group.
“I had to go from one wrinkled body to another to find my daughter,” the father told the newspaper. “My wife and daughter were almost injured.”
“My family is safe but a lot of them are not. I held a little girl’s head in my hand, she was cramping and was bleeding from her ears. I carried her mother and she collapsed,” he said.
in a Facebook shareThe dance school addressed Chaos Parade.
“Thank you to everyone who reached out to check the safety of the Xtreme Dance Team members and their families,” the school wrote.
“At this time, we are asking the media and our outreach to give us and our families time and privacy to address the tragic events that occurred this evening.”
Police said during a press conference hours after the massacre that at least 12 children were injured in the chaos. At least 11 adults were among the victims.
Several deaths were also reported, but police did not immediately provide more information.
Police Chief Daniel Thompson said a person of concern is in custody and police have not ruled out terrorism as a motive.