Nurse and Dancing Grannies member is one of five killed in Waukesha

Infermiera, 79, and Dancing Grannies member is one of five killed in Waukesha tragedy: Two children are in critical condition

  • The victims have been identified as Virginia Sorenson, 79, Leanna Owens, 71, Tamara durando, 52, Jane Kulich, 52, Wilhelm Hospel, 82
  • One of the dancing grannies who sustained major injuries was Betty Butula Streng, who had just joined the group
  • ‘Please hold in prayer Betty. This parade in Waukesha was the first gig for her as a part of the Dancing Grannies. She is currently in ICU,’ a friend of Betty wrote
  • ‘The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are devastated by this terrible tragedy with of loss of life and injuries in the Waukesha Christmas parade,’ the group wrote
  • Online footage shows some of the dancing grannies just seconds before Brooks plowed through the crowd, as horrified pedestrians tried to save their lives
  • The Dancing Grannies march approximately 25 parades every year and to join the group the only requisite is to be a grandmother
  • A 79-year-old registered nurse and member of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies is one of the five fatal victims of the Waukesha tragedy on Sunday.

    The victims have been identified as Virginia Sorenson, 79, Leanna Owens, 71, Tamara durando, 52, Jane Kulich, 52, Wilhelm Hospel, 82.

    Two children are in critical condition, 18 minors remain in the hospital and 48 are injured in total, but police the number may rise.

    Virginia was a nurse and member of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a group of elderly women marching in the parade, for almost two decades.

    She had been married to her husband, dave, per 56 years and had two adult children and six grandchildren. Virginia worked part-time in medical records.

    ‘What did she like about it? Qualunque cosa,’ her husband told the Milwaukee Journal. ‘She liked the instructing. She liked the dancing and the camaraderie of the women. She liked to perform.

    He said Virginia was helping dancers from the parking lot to the start of the route on Sunday.

    '[Lei] was going to ride in the van behind the woman and be an instructor. They were short help so she offered to hold the banner going down the street. so she did that. I was at the end in the car. I was sitting in the car waiting,’ Ha aggiunto.

    ‘Those who died were extremely passionate Grannies. Their eyes gleamed…..joy of being a Grannie. They were the glue….held us together,’ the group posted on Facebook.

    Sorenson was a mother-of-three nurse member of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a group of elderly woman marching in the parade

    Virginia Sorenson, 79, was a mother-of-three nurse member of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a group of elderly woman marching in the parade

    'What did she like about it? Qualunque cosa,' Virginia's husband of 56 anni, dave, disse. 'She liked the instructing. She liked the dancing and the camaraderie of the women. She liked to perform'

    ‘What did she like about it? Qualunque cosa,’ Virginia’s husband of 56 anni, dave, disse. ‘She liked the instructing. She liked the dancing and the camaraderie of the women. She liked to perform

    Virginia still worked part-time in medical records and despite her bad knee and hip was an active member of the grannies

    Virginia still worked part-time in medical records and despite her bad knee and hip was an active member of the grannies

    Dancing Granny Betty Butula Streng, who had just joined the group, was also badly injured. The degree of her injuries is unknown but she's now in ICU, according to members of the community

    Dancing Granny Betty Butula Streng, who had just joined the group, was also badly injured. The degree of her injuries is unknown but she’s now in ICU, according to members of the community

    Dave told the outlet that despite her bad hip and knee, Virginia loved to make new members of the grannies feel welcomed.

    In a Facebook comment, she encouraged newcomer granny Betty Butula Streng writing ‘Our future Milwaukee Dancing Grannygreat picture, she has the moves and the smile.

    Betty, who had just joined the group, was also badly injured. The degree of her injuries is unknown but she’s now in ICU, according to members of the community.

    ‘Dear friends, please hold in prayer Betty. This parade in Waukesha was the first gig for her as a part of the Dancing Grannies. She is currently in ICU. Please lift her and all others impacted by this tragedy in prayer. Signore, in your mercy…’ Betty’s friend, Krist Ertl posted on Facebook.

    A Citizen Bank employee who was walking with a parade float was also fatally struck.

    A suspect identified as 39-year-old Darrell Brooks was taken into custody for reportedly plowing his red SUV through crowds at parade. Police said they found his red Ford SUV parked neatly in a driveway five blocks from where he drove through crowds of kids and elderly dancing groups.

    'The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are devastated by this terrible tragedy with of loss of life and injuries in the Waukesha Christmas parade,' the Dancing Grannies posted on Facebook.

    ‘The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are devastated by this terrible tragedy with of loss of life and injuries in the Waukesha Christmas parade,’ the Dancing Grannies posted on Facebook.








    Police said Brooks was fleeing domestic dispute, and the attack was not fueled by terrorism.

    Five victims were transported to Waukesha Memorial and one of them died. Twelve others were treated by first responders at the scene.

    More than one of the fatal victims were part of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.

    ‘The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are devastated by this terrible tragedy with of loss of life and injuries in the Waukesha Christmas parade,’ the Dancing Grannies posted on Facebook.

    Footage shared online shows some of the dancing grannies just seconds before Brooks plowed through the crowd, as horrified pedestrians try to get out of the way.

    The grannies voiced their heartbreak after the tragedy.

    The Facebook statement 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. While performing the grannies enjoyed hearing the crowds cheers and applause which certainly brought smiles to their faces and warmed their hearts.

    Footage shared online shows some of the dancing grannies just seconds before Brooks plowed through the crowd, as horrified pedestrians try to get out of the way

    Footage shared online shows some of the dancing grannies just seconds before Brooks plowed through the crowd, as horrified pedestrians try to get out of the way

    Darrell Brooks Jr, 39, da Milwaukee, was detained shortly after a red SUV ploughed into the annual Christmas parade in the town of Waukesha, leaving at least five people dead and 40 ferito - including at least 12 children on Sunday night. He is shown in a November 3 foto segnaletica, when he was arrested for battery and domestic abuse

    Darrell Brooks Jr, 39, da Milwaukee, was detained shortly after a red SUV ploughed into the annual Christmas parade in the town of Waukesha, leaving at least five people dead and 40 ferito – including at least 12 children on Sunday night. He is shown in a November 3 foto segnaletica, when he was arrested for battery and domestic abuse

    La sfilata di Natale è iniziata domenica alle 16:00, con partecipanti a partire da Main St. e Whiterock Avenue. È sempre stata pensata per essere una breve parata, terminando a mezzo miglio di distanza all'angolo nord-est di Cutler Park. Alle 16:39, il SUV rosso viene filmato mentre sfreccia lungo Main Street. Si è schiantato tra la folla, e ha mandato corpi in volo, prima di proseguire verso la fine della sfilata, dove l'auto ha sfondato le barriere. Il SUV è stato trovato a meno di cinque isolati di distanza e l'autista è stato arrestato, ma non è chiaro esattamente dove

    ‘Our hearts are heavy at this most difficult time, as more information and updates become available it will be posted . Please keep them their families, amici, the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies and everyone who lives have forever changed in your thoughts and prayers,’ it concluded.

    Brooks was taken into custody in Waukesha on Sunday night.

    The amateur rapper has a long criminal history dating back to 1999 con più di 15 arresti nel solo stato del Wisconsin per accuse tra cui possesso di droga, strangolamento e soffocamento, batteria, possesso illegale di armi da fuoco come criminale condannato e resistenza all'arresto.

    On Sunday he was fleeing the scene of a domestic dispute when he crashed into the crowds.

    Police had just arrived at the home that he had fled when he plowed into the parade crowds, killing five adults. The victims have been identified as four women and one man, invecchiato 52 per 81.

    The Waukesha Police Department have now arrested Brooks on five murder charges.

    At a press conference on Monday afternoon, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said: ‘This is not a terrorist event.

    The incident comes just two days after Kyle Rittenhouse, the accused Kenosha shooter, was acquitted of murder charges in the deaths of two men during the unrest that erupted last year in the wake of a police shooting of a black man. Kenosha is located about 55 miles south of Waukesha. There is no indication yet that the two are connected

    The incident comes just two days after Kyle Rittenhouse, the accused Kenosha shooter, was acquitted of murder charges in the deaths of two men during the unrest that erupted last year in the wake of a police shooting of a black man. Kenosha is located about 55 miles south of Waukesha. There is no indication yet that the two are connected

    Il SUV è stato trovato a circa cinque isolati da dove ha avuto luogo la carneficina della parata, parcheggiato in un vialetto. Non è chiaro di chi fosse la casa o se sia stato trovato all'interno, ma è stato preso in custodia nelle vicinanze

    Il SUV è stato trovato a circa cinque isolati da dove ha avuto luogo la carneficina della parata, parcheggiato in un vialetto. Non è chiaro di chi fosse la casa o se sia stato trovato all'interno, ma è stato preso in custodia nelle vicinanze

    Brooks' lengthy rap sheet includes felonies for bail jumping, batteria, drugs offenses, weapons offenses and domestic abuse but he has never spent a significant amount of time in prison

    Brooks' lengthy rap sheet includes felonies for bail jumping, batteria, drugs offenses, weapons offenses and domestic abuse but he has never spent a significant amount of time in prison

    Brooks' lengthy rap sheet includes felonies for bail jumping, batteria, drugs offenses, weapons offenses and domestic abuse but he has never spent a significant amount of time in prison

    Brooks’ lengthy rap sheet includes felonies for bail jumping, batteria, drugs offenses, weapons offenses and domestic abuse but he has never spent a significant amount of time in prison

    Nella foto, the suspect's home in Milwaukee. A man who came to the door said he could not speak to DailyMail.com. ‘If you’re trying to get some information I can’t talk to you. I know what this is related to but we’re not going to talk to you,' Egli ha detto

    Nella foto, the suspect’s home in Milwaukee. A man who came to the door said he could not speak to DailyMail.com. ‘If you’re trying to get some information I can’t talk to you. I know what this is related to but we’re not going to talk to you,’ Egli ha detto

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