Heartland horror: The morning after in Waukesha

While there are persistent rumors that a suspect exists, there are still no official police press releases indicating that.

Social media is abuzz with rumors about Darrell Brooks… we will hold back any further information on this name until there’s more of an official word from authorities..

Meanwhile, The associated press is summarizing the traumatic events of the previous 24 hours of the Waukesha Christmas parade horror…

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said “some” people had been killed but would not give an exact number. A person was in custody, as was the SUV, he said, but he did not give any indication of motive.
One video shows a woman screaming, “Oh my God!” repeatedly after a group of girls wearing Santa hats and dancing with white pompoms is struck. Another shows the SUV plowing into members of a marching band, their music replaced with terrified screams.
Fire Chief Steven Howard said 11 adults and 12 children were injured and transported to hospitals by his department. It was unknown how many people were taken to hospitals by others. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin said it received 15 patients from the parade and no reported fatalities as of 8 p.m.
A Catholic priest, multiple parishioners and Waukesha Catholic schoolchildren were among those injured, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee spokeswoman Sandra Peterson said.
Police had custody of the vehicle, Thompson said. The investigation was ongoing, with assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Many of the rumors about the potential suspect surfaced when social media began reporting on his social media feeds, his address, and a photograph of a damaged red SUV matching the same auto that was involved at the Christmas parade…

The town of Waukesha may sound familiar to some for another horrific crime several years ago..

On May 31, 2014, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, two 12-year-old girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, lured their friend Payton Leutner into a forest and stabbed her 19 times in an attempt to become proxies of the fictional character Slender Man..