Following the conclusion of a nearby NBA playoff game, a shooting spree in downtown Milwaukee left 17 people injured late Friday, according to the Milwaukee Police Department. Near Fiserv Forum, where thousands of spectators watched the Bucks’ Game 6 loss to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series hours earlier, the shooting occurred around 11 p.m.
According to a news release from the police, the victims are between the ages of 15 and 47. It stated that all are anticipated to survive. Additionally, nine guns had been found and 10 persons had been detained. Following a shooting spree that left 17 people injured close to an NBA game, the mayor of Milwaukee imposed a curfew.
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Police announced at a news conference on Saturday that the gunshot came after two other adjacent occurrences. One occurred shortly after 9 o’clock at which time three persons were hurt in non-fatal shootings. A gun had been found, according to the police, and one person was in jail.
Around 10:30 p.m., one individual was shot and hurt in another incident. Regarding that shooting, no one was detained. Police stated on Saturday that they do not think there is any connection between the three shootings. Due to the weekend violence, a state of emergency was imposed, and anyone under the age of 21 was subject to a citywide curfew. From Saturday from 11 p.m. to Sunday at 5:30 a.m., there will be a curfew.
Scene at W. Highland and MLK. Police tell us two shot and one in custody. This happened right as Bucks/Celts was wrapping up. The shooting sent many people running from the Deer District. Police are pushing folks back atm. Scene expanding. @tmj4 pic.twitter.com/avtp737cXg
— Bruce Harrison (@HarrisonMKE) May 14, 2022
Another curfew starts on Sunday at 11 p.m. and lasts until 5:30 a.m. on Monday. Infringers risk being detained and fined $691. The Milwaukee Bucks, who fell to the Boston Celtics 108-95, referred to the shootings as “horrific” and announced that they were postponing their Sunday watch party on the plaza.
“We appreciate the brave efforts made by the local law officers to try to control what was a potentially dangerous and unstable situation. Although these occurrences occurred off-site in Deer District, it was evident that they had an impact on the fans exiting the stadium and the plaza “said the group in a statement.
“Our main objectives for visitors and employees are always security, health, and welfare, and we value the dedication of our security personnel in ensuring the safety of our fans.”