SIX people were horrifically killed after an SUV plowed into a crowd during the annual Waukesha Christmas parade.

The Wisconsin community are still reeling from the tragedy on November 21, 2021, while cops hold suspect Darrell Brooks.

ReutersA vigil was held on November 22, 2021, as locals paid tribute to the victims '/ '

What is the Waukesha parade?

The Waukesha Christmas parade is an annual holiday celebration that takes place on the streets of the historic downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin.

This year was their 58th celebration after previously being canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 2021 theme was ...Comfort and Joy... and featured over 60 entries.

The city was also commemorating its 125th anniversary.

How many people died at Waukesha's holiday parade?

On November 21, 2021, the annual festival that saw hundreds gather in celebration of Christmas turned into a horror scene when six people were killed after a speeding car drove through the parade as it was occurring.

A vigil was held on November 22, 2021, at Cutler Park to pay tribute to those who had been killed and injured during the tragedy.

Those who sadly lost their life include:

Virginia Sorenson

APVirginia Sorenson, 79, was said to be holding a banner near the back of the group when she was fatally struck '/ '

Virginia ...Ginny... Sorenson, 79, was a registered nurse and a 19-year veteran of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a group for grandmothers in their 50s to 70s.

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She was an instructor and choreographer for the group, and often helped newcomers and veterans with their routines.

Virginia, who had been a member of the dance group for 19 years, was holding a banner near the rear of the group when she was fatally struck.

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In a statement, her husband of 56 years, David Sorenson discussed the mother-of-three's love for the group.

...What did she like about it? Everything. She liked the instructing. She liked the dancing and the camaraderie of the women. She liked to perform....

LeAnna Owen

FacebookLeAnna Owen , 71, was killed in the tragedy on November 21, 2021 '/ '

LeAnna Owen was manager of an apartment complex and a member of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.

The 71-year-old, lovingly referred to as the smallest member of the crew, ran two 32 unit buildings.

The building's owner Dave Schmidt said: ...She didn’t have a mean bone in her body. She was the nicest lady.

...She was the glue that kept that apartment complex running for us. She will be sorely missed....

The grandmother is survived by two sons.

Tamara Durand

FacebookTamara Durand, 52, had been taking part in her first parade with the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies '/ '

Tamara Durand, 52, was a former Beaver Dam resident and also a member of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.

It was the first time the hospice and critical care chaplain had performed with the dance group.

Her last Facebook post just hours before her death was a picture of her beaming while holding white pompoms and wrapped up in a winter coat and hat ready for the parade.

She wrote: ...HERE WE GO!' First Milwaukee Dancing Grannies parade! So excited!...

Tamara is said to have saved a homeless man from drowning in the Wisconsin River in 2009.

Jane Kuilch

Facebook/ Jane Schneider KulichGrandmother Jane Kuilch, 52, was horrifically mown down during the annual celebrations '/ '

Jane Kuilch, 52, was an employee at Citizen Bank and a volunteer for the M.D.G.

In a statement, the company said: ...One of our team members who was walking with the parade float was struck and passed away as a result of her injuries....

...Our condolences go out to her family and friends for this inconceivable loss....

Jane was reportedly previously a caregiver, server and production assistant after studying medical billing and coding at Sanford Brown College.

She was described as a ...loving, beautiful and charismatic mother, grandmother and friend to so many,... by loved ones.

Wilhelm Hospel

FacebookWilhelm Hospel, 81, pictured with his wife Lola, died from internal bleeding and pelvic injuries '/ '

Wilhelm Hospel, 81, was the husband of one of the members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies named Lola.

He helped the group prep for their performances and made sure each of the dancers had what they needed.

According to his devastated brother Theodore, Wilhelm passed away after suffering from internal bleeding and injuries to his pelvis.

The Dancing Grannies confirmed the passing of several members passing in a Facebook post that read: ...Our group was doing what they loved, performing in front of crowds in a parade putting smiles on faces of all ages, filling them with joy and happiness.

...Those who died were extremely passionate Grannies. Their eyes gleamed...joy of being a Grannie. They were glue...held us together....

Was anyone injured at the parade?

The annual parade not only saw five lives lost, but also more than 48 people injured, including 18 kids, after the SUV plowed into the crowd - including three sets of young siblings.

Aurora Medical Center-Summit, a hospital in Waukesha County, told CNN on Sunday, November 21, 2021, it was treating 13 patients.

Three were listed in critical condition, four in serious condition, and six in fair condition.

Jessalyn Torres, 11, is fighting for her life with a broken pelvis and lost kidney, lacerations on her lungs and remaining kidney and internal bleeding

Also injured are Romelia Perez and her 11-year-old daughter Camila, her husband told the New York Post.

A statement from the hospital said: ...We are deeply saddened by today's senseless tragedy and our hearts are with the Waukesha community....

Children's Wisconsin, a pediatric hospital in Milwaukee, said 18 children, from ages 3-16 years old, were admitted into the facility.

According to the hospital, the injuries to the children include facial abrasions, broken bones and severe head injuries.

Six minors were sent to the operating room, while two others were scheduled to undergo surgeries today.

In a virtual press conference on Monday, November 22, 2021, doctors said some patients are conscious while others are unconscious.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers released a statement via Twitter, saying: ...Kathy and I are praying for Waukesha tonight and all the kids, families, and community members affected by this senseless act.

...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....

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