Friday night, Milwaukee saw twenty people getting shot in the same evening within a few blocks of the home court of the Bucks. Three people were shot outside the arena where the Milwaukee Bucks were playing the Celtics. A couple of hours later, seventeen people were shot in downtown Milwaukee, not too far away from the Fiserv Forum, the home court of the Bucks.
The first shooting took place very near the arena where the Milwaukee Bucks were playing against the Celtics in the NBA Playoffs. Milwaukee Police Captain Warren Allen said that a 26-year old man, a 16-year old girl and another 29-year old man were wounded in the shooting.
MILWAUKEE SHOOTING pic.twitter.com/o8cLPjQNqg— ! (@centeredsweetie) May 14, 2022
The police took a 19-year old male into custody, in connection with the shooting incident, which occurred at around 9:12 p.m. The incident took place near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Highland Avenue. The location is just a block away from the home court of the Bucks who lost to the game to the Celtics 108-95.
About two hours later a mass shooting incident took place a few blocks away. Seventeen people were shot. Captain Allen said that their ages ranged from 15 to 47. He also mentioned that 10 people had been taken into custody in the downtown shooting. The police recovered nine firearms in this shooting incident in Milwaukee. It took place blocks away from the Milwaukee Art Museum.
#BREAKING: People are being evacuated after reported shoots at Bucks game— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) May 14, 2022
Hundreds of terrified #Bucks fans running from Deer District game in Milwaukee after reports of multiple #shots fired two people have been shot 1 person has been arrested.#Milwaukee #Wisconsin #Shooting pic.twitter.com/pfvmQyFN3t
None of the shootings resulted in death as none of the injuries were life threatening. Police have not revealed any names nor have they released any motive behind the shootings, as yet. It is not known if fans or others were involved, nor were there indications whether the two shootings were related.
On Friday night, in a statement, the Milwaukee Bucks said that there was no shooting inside the Deer District. About 11,000 fans, who were unable to watch the game inside the arena, were watching it outside. There is another decisive game, Game 7, in the Deer District, on Sunday. There has been no comment from concerned parties, when asked if there would be additional security for the upcoming game.