Moments after the Halloween parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin turned tragic and 30-year-old dad Luke Zimmermann, his 5-year-old son and his wife Christy were killed. Then just 2 hours later, Devin Vawter, 5, was struck by a stolen van and killed.
Mr. Zimmermann’s wife Christy and her son were killed; Mr. Zimmermann and his son suffered serious injuries.
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Devin was struck by the vehicle being driven by 26-year-old Shauna Conrod, who was also killed. Police later arrested Conrod who had reportedly been driving on a suspended license.
During the two minute Waukesha County Fire & Rescue Fight for Heroes Parade, Devin was struck and killed.
In light of the tragedy, the fun atmosphere was replaced with concern.
Upon release of the mug shot released in connection with the incident. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) tweeted out, “The recent shooting in a Waukesha Wisconsin Halloween parade is an extremely sad reminder of how difficult it is to respond effectively to serious crime in our community.”
Congressman Gallagher said, “The incident in Waukesha was a horrific tragedy. For most of us, the first thing that comes to mind in any situation is trying to be as helpful as possible. My hearts are with the Zimmermann family and all those who were impacted.”
Mr. Gallagher said the public should be patient and understand police are doing their best in a difficult situation, “We want to help but it’s important to avoid direct contact with anyone involved until we get more details.”
The community prayer vigil Monday evening raised more than $20,000 for Zimmermann and his family.
“It’s very tragic and so for us our role is just to support and lift up the family as best we can,” Mike Smith, Chair of Waukesha’s Emergency Services Committee said.