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Seven children still hospitalized a week after the Waukesha attack


A week after the attack on the Waukesha Christmas parade, in which Darrell E. Brooks allegedly mowed down crowds of people with an SUV, up to seven children remain in hospital.

Of the seven children hospitalized, three remain in serious condition while three are in fair condition, and another patient is in good condition, Children’s Wisconsin told Fox News.

Police tape blocks a street in Waukesha, Wisconsin after an SUV drove into a Christmas parade hitting several people on Sunday, November 21, 2021. (AP Photo / Jeffrey Phelps)

One of the children, Jessalyn Torres, 11, “had marks” from the grille of an SUV on his chest after the attack. However, her uncle, Ryan Kohnke, said she was in a good mood.

“She told them, ‘Just stick me together,'” Ryan Kohnke told Fox News Digital. “For her, making a joke and having that kind of human moment was important. My sister and I both laughed a little. We thought it was funny.

At least 62 people were injured in the global attack, which happened last Sunday afternoon just before the Thanksgiving holiday. Six people have since been declared dead, including Jackson Sparks, eight, who died Tuesday after the incident. The other five victims of the attack were pronounced dead within hours. Their names:

1.) Wilhelm Hospel, 81 years old

2.) Virginia “Ginny” Sorenson, 79 years old

3.) LeAnna Owen, 71

4.) Tamara Durand, 52 years old

5.) Jane Kulich, 52

On Sunday afternoon, residents of Waukesha shared a minute of silence and lit a blue light outside their homes to commemorate the attack.

“Businesses and city council members distributed blue lights to residents, who were urged to keep them lit outside their homes while on vacation,” Fox News reported. “Mayor Shawn Reilly, who led the minute of silence with other city officials, told Fox News blue is the color of unity.”

Seven children still hospitalized a week after the Waukesha attack

Darrell Brooks Jr. (Waukesha Police)

On the afternoon of Sunday, November 21, suspect Darrell E. Brooks Jr. reportedly smashed an SUV into a crowd of people attending the Waukesha Christmas Parade. According to authorities, Brooks’ alleged act was “intentional” and occurred shortly after an incident of domestic unrest. The police were not chasing the suspect at the time of the alleged attack, contrary to initial reports. He was charged with five counts of intentional homicide, on bail set at $ 5 million.

Media and authorities have yet to provide a reason as to why Darrell E. Brooks, who voiced supportive Black Lives Matter views on social media and wrote an anti-Trump rap song, allegedly led the show. attack.

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