The Bucks-Celtics game in Milwaukee’s Deer District ended with hundreds of NBA fans fleeing gunfire.
At least five shots were fired, and three persons were shot, according to Milwaukee police.
A 30-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were taken to the hospital as victims. WISN12 News stated that a third victim, a 26-year-old woman, drove herself to the hospital.
The injuries to all three victims were judged to be non-life-threatening.
One suspect, a 29-year-old man, was taken into custody, according to Milwaukee police.
As road closures were in effect, first responders, including mounted police, were in the area. One ambulance has been seen departing the location.
The shooting occurred near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Highland Avenue, according to reports.
According to witnesses on the site, the incident occurred around 9.30 p.m., shortly after the game ended.
Following the gunfire, fans departing the venue reported seeing a swarm of people running. According to some reports, people who had left the venue were ordered back inside for their own safety.
Second gunfire was reported near Water Street and Juneau Avenue hours after the first. A number of people have been shot, and police have been dispatched to the location.
Near the Fiserv Forum, where the Bucks play, the Deer District has a lot of restaurants and businesses.
Fans lined the streets to watch the NBA playoff game in the district, which was hosting a watch party.
The Bucks reportedly placed an 11,000-person capacity limit for the viewing party.
Police are trying to keep people away from the scene where MPD confirmed to our @BruceHarrisonTV that 2 people were shot and one was taken into custody. Updates on @tmj4 at 10. pic.twitter.com/MWkdYmbbJf— Ryan Jenkins (@RyanJenkins_TV) May 14, 2022
Metal detectors were reportedly used to allow fans onto the plaza for the viewing party. However, the incident took place just east of the square.
The Bucks were defeated by the Boston Celtics 108-95.
“The incident took place outside of the Deer District area. We direct all questions to the Milwaukee Police Department.,” a Bucks representative said in a statement after learning of the shooting
The conference semifinals series is tied at three games each. A series-deciding game seven will be played on Sunday afternoon.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
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