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Shootings in Milwaukee after NBA Playoffs game leave 20 injured

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Mexico City / 14.05.2022 11:01:03

Twenty people were injured in two shootings in downtown Milwaukee near an amusement district where thousands of people watched the Bucks game with the Celtics of Boston in the NBA Playoffs, authorities said. Apparently, none of the injured were in danger of losing their lives.

The first shootingwhich left three victims, occurred on the edge of the Distrito Deeran area of ​​bars and restaurants where crowds often gather to watch major sporting events on television.

The Fire Department said authorities two people were taken to the hospital, a 30-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, while a third went to the hospital on her own. The police said that arrested a 29-year-old man.

in another shootouttwo hours later and a few blocks from the first, 17 people were injured. Police arrested 10 people and seized nine firearmsreported the television WTMJ.

At first it was not known if there was a relationship between the two shootings or if some of the fans who watched the game participated. Witnesses told WTMJ what they saw a fight outside a bar After Game.

Accounts of the Milwaukee shootings

Bill Reinemanan employee of a parking lot adjacent to the Deer, said that heard shots, but did not see any injuries or who was doing them. “Six to eight shots rang out,” he said. “It was very close.” After the shots were fired, dozens of people ran into the Deer.

Reinemanwho has worked on the beach for 18 years, stayed on the spot despite Bucks fans running past with frightened faces. “The incident took place outside of the Deer district”Bucks spokesman Barry Baum said, referring questions to police.

Boston defeated Milwaukee to force a Game 7 of the series on Sunday night in Boston.

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