At least 21 people were injured in separate shootings in downtown Nigwaukee after the Bucks playoff game

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At least 21 people were shot and injured in three separate shootings in Milwaukee's downtown bar district after the Milwaukee Bucks playoff game, which drew thousands of people to the Deer District.

One of the shootings, which occurred shortly after 11 p.m., left 17 people wounded.

The victims ranged in age from 15 to 47, and all are expected to survive, Milwaukee police said. Ten people were arrested and nine guns were recovered, according to a brief news release from Milwaukee police sent early Saturday.

Authorities have not released further information about the victims, the ages of the suspects and what they believe led up to the shooting.

The mass shooting occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Friday on North Water Street near Highland Avenue — just two hours after and blocks away from an earlier shooting that wounded three people, including a 16-year-old girl.
In that shooting, police arrested a 19-year-old man and said two other men, ages 29 and 26, were wounded near the corner of North Martin Luther King Drive and Highland Avenue. (clue#1)

The gunshots sent hundreds of fans running through the Deer District, where 11,000 people had gathered to watch Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series between the Bucks and Boston Celtics. (clue#2)
 

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24 wounded, 3 killed from Milwaukee shootings near Bucks playoff game​



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Milwaukee erupted in gunfire Friday night, with five separate shootings that left three people dead and 24 wounded in the lakeside city of less than 600,000.
Two of the incidents took place near Fiserv Forum, where the Bucks hosted the Celtics in an NBA playoff game.
Seventeen people were wounded during a frantic shootout after the game in Milwaukee’s Water Street Bar District, a few blocks east of the arena.
Ten people were taken into custody and nine guns were seized, according to Milwaukee police. The victims are between the ages of 15 and 47 and are all expected to survive, Fox 6 Milwaukee reported.
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This photo taken from video provided by WISN 12 News shows police responding to the scene of a shooting at Water Street and Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee, Friday, May 13, 2022. Twenty people were injured in two shootings in downtown Milwaukee. Police responded to the scene of a shooting at Water Street and Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee, Friday, May 13, 2022. Twenty people were injured in two shootings in downtown Milwaukee.WISN 12 News via AP
The incident came just two hours after another incident in which three people were shot during the final minutes of the game, also near Fiserv Forum.


Video of the earlier incident shows panicked people screaming and running for their lives.


“Everybody started running,” witness Brittany Bergstrom told Fox 6. “There was a stampede, people running over the shrubs, hats shoes on the ground, drinks spilled everywhere.”

Two of the shootings took place near Fiserv Forum, where the Bucks hosted the Celtics in an NBA playoff game. Two of the shootings took place near Fiserv Forum, where the Bucks hosted the Celtics in an NBA playoff game.
The night of violence came amid an ongoing crisis of shootings across the country, and as the soft-on-crime policies have sparked outrage. Milwaukee has seen a 40% leap in homicides since the start of the year.


The Deer District has been “battered” by gun violence this year, including two homicides, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Seventeen people were wounded from the debacle after the game in Milwaukee’s Water Street Bar District. Seventeen people were wounded from the debacle after the game in Milwaukee’s Water Street Bar District.TMJ4
“Should not be surprising to anyone,” frequent critic @brianmcgowan44 posted on Twitter. “Milwaukee is a hell hole thanks to the revolving court system for violent criminals and a weak Mayor.”


Democrat Cavalier Johnson, 35, won a special election to become mayor last month.
 
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