Wisconsin Community Holds Prayer Vigil for Victims of Parade Tragedy

Scene from the prayer vigil held at Waukesha's Cutler Park following the Nov. 21 tragedy during the city's Christmas parade
Scene from the prayer vigil held at Waukesha's Cutler Park following the Nov. 21 tragedy during the city's Christmas parade (YouTube/Fox6 News Milwaukee)

The community of Waukesha, Wisconsin, is mourning the loss of fellow citizens, friends and family, gathering for a prayer vigil Monday night not far from the scene of the tragedy.

Five people were killed and 48 injured, including 18 children, when an SUV plowed through the community's annual Christmas parade Sunday night.

"There was just like so many bodies in the road and then I saw them start to pick them up and they were little kids," said Mychaela Hassi, an eyewitness.

Part of the chaos was captured on the city's livestream of the parade and various cellphone videos. One shows a child dancing in the street as the SUV speeds by.

"I literally saw roughly 10 people bounce off of that car and you could hear 'thud thud thud thud' as he drove through," explained Dan Schneiderman, another eyewitness.

Three of those killed were part of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a marching and dancing group of grandmothers that's been around for nearly 40 years.

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