Headline RoundupNovember 22nd, 2021

At Least 5 Dead, 40 Injured After SUV Drives Through Wisconsin Christmas Parade

Summary from the AllSides News Team

At least five people were killed and 40 were injured after a man drove an SUV through crowds of dancers and paraders at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday evening.

The suspect is in custody, and police say they're preparing to charge him with five counts of intentional homicide. Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said Monday that 39-year old Darrell Brooks Jr. was leaving the scene of a domestic disturbance when he drove through the parade. Thompson said there's no evidence that the tragedy was a terrorist attack or that Brooks knew anyone in the parade. Brooks has been charged with 16 different crimes since 1999 and had two open cases in Milwaukee County prior to the tragedy. The only gunshots came from a policeman who fired at the vehicle. The casualty toll could grow as more information comes out.

The story was the top headline from outlets across the spectrum Monday. Most news sources on all sides worked to limit baseless speculation about a possible motive. Some right-rated voices focused on Brooks's criminal history, social media posts and possible motivations or contributing factorsUpdated 11/22/21 at 4:15 p.m. 

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