A number of injured, together with two law enforcement officials, after automotive drives by way of New Mexico parade

New Mexico State Police said on Twitter that several people were treated at the scene, where people were enjoying the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Centennial Celebration. by post. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

The driver and passengers are in custody, officials said, and state police are investigating the incident.

Thursday night’s gala parade in downtown Gallup was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. event website. The parade was part of a days-long celebration of Native American culture and heritage, he said Press release at the event.
A the video Witness Sean Justice shows a group of people performing in the street when the crowd erupts into screams and people jump up and rush in the opposite direction of what appears to be a car.

Another video, captured by witness Keisha Joe, shows what appears to be an SUV used in the parade. A damaged car is parked on the sidewalk in front of the SUV, its front door crumpled.

Navajo Nation Council Chairman Seth Damon has been released statement saying, “The Navajo Nation stands against any act of violence and sends prayers of protection to those affected. This was a traumatic and shocking event for many, especially our youth, elders and our veterans who acted quickly.”

“Keep Gallup in your prayers tonight as we come together in faith and strength for one dust. May the Creator and the Holy People bless you all tonight as we move forward together,” he said.

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