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NBA: Bucks cancel Game 7 viewing after Milwaukee shootings

Saturday, May 14, 2022. 5:26 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks canceled Sunday’s Game 7 viewing against the Boston Celtics after 21 people were injured in three separate shootouts near a downtown Milwaukee entertainment district on Friday night.

A spokesperson for Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said in a text that the team decided to cancel the event “after consultation with the city and public safety agencies. »

The Bucks said 11,000 people attended the Game 6 viewing, while more than 19,000 others were inside the Fiserv Forum.

“The shootings that took place in downtown Milwaukee last night are horrific and we condemn this devastating violence,” the Bucks said in a statement.

Three people were shot near the Deer District outside the Fiserv Forum towards the end of Friday night’s game, sending fans into the streets. One person was injured in a second shooting before a third, less than a kilometer from the arena, injured 17, police said.

A 16-year-old man and girl injured in the first shooting were taken to a local hospital Friday night, while a third person drove there, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department. All three suffer injuries that are not life-threatening.

Police said a 19-year-old man is in custody following the first shooting and charges are pending review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. No arrests were made in the second shooting, Deputy Police Chief Nicole Waldner said.

Ten people were taken into custody and nine firearms were recovered in the third shooting, according to police, who described the incident as an exchange of gunfire between two groups of people.

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