WILTON MANORS, FL — (06-19-21) — A pickup truck plowed into a crowd of spectators at the LGBT Pride Parade event that took place in Wilton Manors, Florida on Saturday. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis has confirmed that one person has died and another is in critical condition.
Mayor Trantalis said the driver attempted to flee but was immediately taken into custody by police. The mayor has called this a terrorist attack against the LGBT community.
“This is a terrorist attack against the LGBT community,” said Mayor Trantalis to WPLG Local 10. “This is exactly what it is. Hardly an accident. It was deliberate, it was premeditated, and it was targeted against a specific person. Luckily they missed that person, but unfortunately, they hit two other people.” said Trantalis.
Watch WPLG Local 10 Coverage
BREAKING: At least 2 people have been hit by a truck at the beginning of the @WiltonManorsCty #Pride parade. @delarosaWPLG was only yards away at the time. He spoke with @DeanTrantalis. @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/CRRmGz0a12
— Ian Margol (@IanMargolWPLG) June 19, 2021
The pickup truck narrowly missed striking the car in which Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) was riding in, preparing to participate in the parade.
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was in a convertible in the Wilton Manors pride parade when a truck drove into the crown. https://t.co/mbqfRiDeNv
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) June 20, 2021
(Photo Above courtesy of Tampa Bay Times)
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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