Waukesha Police Release Names Of Victims Killed In Waukesha Massacre, Suspect Arrested On Five Murder Charges

The Waukesha police have identified 4/5 of the fatal victims killed in the Waukesha Massacre Sunday as being members of a dance club, the Dancing Grannies. The victims are Virginia Sorenson, 79, Leanna Owens, 71 and Tamara Durand, 52, Citizen Bank employee Jane Kulich, 52, and 82-year-old Wilhelm Hospel, the husband of one of the grannies.  The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies have been a group of elderly women that have danced in parades for almost two decades.

The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies released a statement on Facebook saying:

“The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are devasted by this terrible tragedy with of loss of life and injuries in the Waukesha Christmas parade.
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.
Those who died were extremely passionate Grannies. Their eyes gleamed…..joy of being a Grannie. They were the glue….held us together.
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, friends, the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies and everyone whose lives have forever changed in your thoughts and prayers.”
Two unidentified children are in critical condition with 18 other minors still in the hospital. Police say 48 total individuals are injured but that number may continue to rise.
The Waukesha Police Department has arrested the alleged perpetrator, Darrell Brooks Jr., over five murder charges.
Brooks Jr. has a substantial criminal background and is a sex offender as well. He seems to have interests in black supremacy and religious extremism according to his social media accounts.

Read more on Brooks Jr.’s background and potential motives. 

Stay tuned to The Scoop for any updates.

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