1 dead, 2 injured after pickup truck hits Pride spectators in Florida

1 dead, 2 injured after pickup truck hits Pride spectators in Florida

A driver in a pickup truck hit spectators at a Pride festival in Wilton Manors, Florida, killing a man and wounding two other people Saturday, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said, per the SunSentinel.

The big picture: The incident at the Wilton Manors Stonewall Parade and Festival, which Trantalis described as a “deliberate attack,” was one of two involving a pickup truck hitting a crowd on Saturday, with several cyclists left critically wounded in Arizona.

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What’s happening: In Wilton Manors, reports emerged about 7 p.m. local time that a truck had “crossed multiple lanes, striking multiple people,” according to the SunSentinel.

  • Trantalis said police had “apprehended the driver,” 7News Miami notes.
  • One of the two people injured was in a hospital in a critical condition following the incident, according to Trantalis.

In Show Low, Arizona, a pickup truck driver “plowed into bicyclists during a community road race,” AP reports. Six people were taken to a local hospital in a critical condition.

  • The 35-year-old suspect was shot by police at a nearby hardware store and was in a “stable but critical condition,” per AP.
  • Police told AP the motive for the incident was not immediately known.

Editor’s note: This a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.