One person was dead and another was hospitalized after they were struck by a vehicle Saturday at the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale, officials said.
“We know two individuals marching to celebrate inclusion and equality were struck by a vehicle,” Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said in a statement. “One person has died and the other remains hospitalized.”
Witnesses said the parade was canceled following the collision with what appeared to be a pickup truck.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, was at the event and and said in a statement, “I am deeply shaken and devastated.”
“We’re praying for the victims and their loved ones as law enforcement investigates, and I am providing them with whatever assistance I can,” she said. “I am so heartbroken by what took place at this celebration.”
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Florida, tweeted, “Devastated by the horror we saw at Wilton Manors Pride.”
“I’m so sorry, Wilton Manors,” he said. “I’m so sorry, my friends.”
Tony said deputies witnessed the collision.
“This tragedy took place within feet of me and my BSO team, and we are devastated having witnessed this horrific incident,” he said. “Our prayers are with the victims and their families.”
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.