Tuesday night Norwegian time, a sixth person, a child, was confirmed dead after an SUV burst through a crowd in the town of Waukesha on Sunday.
The other killed are four women aged 52 to 79 years and an 81-year-old man.
Of the injured, the police have previously confirmed that two children are fighting for their lives after sustaining critical injuries after the collision.
The perpetrator Darrell Brooks jr. appeared in court for the first time on Tuesday, after the attack on Sunday. He is charged with five counts of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
According to authorities, more than 60 people were injured in the attack, and the condition was still critical for several of them on Tuesday. The city is in mourning after the fatal incident.
Was on the run
On Monday night, an indictment was issued for the premeditated murder of 39-year-old Darrel E. Brooks, who the police believe is the perpetrator behind the tragedy.
They believe Brooks was on the run when the crime happened.
“At this point, the Waukesha Police Department is referring to five cases of first-degree premeditated murder, with additional charges based on the investigation,” said Waukesha Police District Police Chief Dan Thompson at a news conference Monday night.
According to police, several charges may be brought, but they believe Brooks acted alone. There should be no talk of terror.
Children critically injured
According to doctors, 18 patients aged 3 to 6 years have been admitted to Children’s Wisconsin Hospital. Among them are three sibling pairs.
The victims have, among other things, serious head injuries and broken bones. Six people were operated on Sunday night, while another two were operated on Monday.