The driver of a pickup truck yesterday hit several people gathered for a gay pride parade in the United States, killing at least one man.
The US media reported it.
The incident, which is not yet known whether it was a deliberate assault, occurred at the start of the LGBTQ parade in the town of Wilton Manors, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale.
The driver of the vehicle was stopped and arrested and then by the police. The vehicle lined up with the participating floats, but then sped up and hit several people. At least one man died, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, in attendance at the parade, told Local 10 News. According to him, the van was actually aimed at Democratic Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's car, which was in a convertible but narrowly missed it. "This is a terrorist attack on the LGBT community," said Trantalis. "It is not an accident at all. It was intentional, premeditated and was aimed at a specific person."