WAUKESHA: What happens next…

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People gather in Waukesha's Cutler Park for a candlelight vigil for those affected by the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in Waukesha, Wis. Ap Christmas Parade Suv A Usa W Photo credit © Scott Ash / USA TODAY NETWORK

More than 40 injured and 6 killed as an SUV crashed into a crowd. Of those who lost their lives include members of the "Dancing Grannies". Several others, including children remain in critical condition.

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Local authorities say they will have another formal press conference at 1pm to update everyone, but want to make sure next of kin is notified first.

The "person of interest" has been identified as 39-year-old Darrell Brooks, resident of the City of Milwaukee.

Officially 5 dead and 48 injured – though that number could increase.   Names of the deceased were also released.

Suspect was involved in domestic disturbance prior to the event at the Holiday Parade.

One officer discharged their firearm to attempt to get the vehicle to stop, but ceased fire so as to not endanger the public. No one was harmed as a result of the firearm discharge.

There was no pursuit that led up to this event. There is no evidence that this is a terrorist incident. Waukesha PD referring 5 counts of intentional first degree homicide against the suspect in custody.

12 area fire departments were involved. Off duty law enforcement, fire department, EMT’s, and off duty hospital employees who were attending the parade also assisted in immediate triage.

Law enforcement and members of the public also assisted in transporting the injured to local hospitals.

A prayer vigil will be held at Cutler Park tonight (Monday 11/22) at 5pm.

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