A LOCAL reporter in Wisconsin took to their social media accounts to announce an emergency at the Waukesha holiday parade.

On Sunday, November 21, 2021, reports of a car speeding through the crowd broke out across Twitter.

Social media has been flooded with alerts of an emergency at a holiday parade in Wisconsin

What happened at the holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin?

At around 5.40pm ET, a local reporter took to her Twitter account to announce that a car had allegedly driven through the holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

She added: ...Heavy police and ambulance presence now. Tons of families with children running to their cars to leave the scene....

According to social media, shots were fired from the SUV.

However, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson clarified during a press conference that the shots were fired by a police officer attempting to stop the SUV.

Authorities added that no one was injured by the gunfire.

Waukesha Alerts also posted a preliminary report about the incident via Twitter, writing: ...Mass Casualty Incident @ W Main St & N Barstow St. 12+ FD units responding. 12+ PD units responding. Reports of many people injured after a suspect drove through the parade. Possible shots fired....

Reports also state: ...Multiple people on the ground injured....

A local news outlet reported that seven people walking in the parade were struck and injured by a red SUV.

The local police chief has stated that he doesn't believe shots were fired from the SUV itself.

The chief said ...officers tried to stop the threat,... when asked about shots being fired.

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Who was involved in the incident in Waukesha, Wisconsin?

Police have reportedly stated that one person is currently in custody, believed to be the driver involved in the incident.

Follow our Waukesha holiday parade live blog for the very latest news and updates...

According to the Waukesha Patch page, ...The streaming of the parade on the city's social media page showed a car speeding by during the parade followed by several police cars....

The City of Waukesha's Facebook page was in the process of streaming the parade live.

At the 21:54 mark, adults can be seen ushering performers to the side of the road to allow emergency vehicles through.

Another Twitter user shared a video of a red car speeding through barriers, along with the : ...BREAKING: First video of a red Ford Escape breaking through barriers after mowing down parade goers and firing rifle into crowd in Waukesha, WI....

The host of local morning radio show, The Dan O'Donnell Show, took to his social media account to share a witness testimony.

...It looked like he was trying to hit people,... the witness reportedly said, in reference to the alleged driver.

...He was swerving back and forth....

O'Donnell also added that the witness said six to seven shots were fired as the car sped through the crowd.

According to the Waukesha Police Department's Facebook page, the family reunification location following the incident is located at the Metro Transit Center by Bank St.

A red SUV sped through the crowd at the Waukesha holiday parade, injuring multiple peopleCity of Waukesha

Who was injured in the Waukesha holiday parade?

While exact details are not yet available, multiple people are reportedly injured following the incident at the parade.

Fox6Now reporter, Sam Kraemer, said that a woman saw the SUV ...barrel through a dance team of girls between 9 and 15 years old....

The woman believes around 20 of the dancers were possibly hit.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers shared a message with the community via Twitter.

...Kathy and I are praying for Waukesha tonight and all the kids, families, and community members affected by this senseless act,... he wrote.

...I'm grateful for the first responders and folks who acted quickly to help, and we are in contact with local partners as we await more information....

A press conference is scheduled to take place at 9pm ET.

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