The driver, who was apprehended (Image via video still)
The news out of Wilton Manors, Florida, is tragic — and confusing.
A man, later IDed as a member of a gay chorus who was wearing a Pride-themed shirt and had a Pride flag on his vehicle, was at the wheel when his white pickup truck accelerated through part of a crowd at the beginning of the city's Pride parade.
Two people were struck. One died, and one is hospitalized.
It is never a good idea to decide we know what happened without any investigation, but in this case, it is perhaps excusable that many would immediately assume this was intentional — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis literally just signed a bill saying it's okay to mow down protesters with your vehicle. (Not being sarcastic — that happened.)
However, even though the mayor instantly declared it was “a terrorist attack,” “deliberate” and “premeditated,” it is looking like it was not.