UPDATED: SUV Barrels Into Crowd During Wisconsin Xmas Parade 5 Dead

At least five people were killed and more than 40 injured, including children, when an SUV sped into a Christmas parade late Sunday afternoon in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha.

Witnesses described the horror of seeing people struck and lying on the ground after a red SUV drove through a series of barricades and plowed into the crowded parade.

At a press conference Sunday night, Police Chief Daniel Thompson said there is a "person of interest in custody," but would not give any other specifics.

"This is still a very fluid investigation," he told reporters.

Thompson did confirm a Waukesha police officer fired shots in an attempt to stop the driver; No bystanders were struck by the officer's gunfire.

Videos posted to social media show a red SUV speeding into the parade by a school marching band. 

photo: getty images

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