20 injured in Milwaukee shootings after Bucks playoff game – Chicago Tribune

Twenty people were injured in two shootings in downtown Milwaukee, near an entertainment district where thousands were watching the Bucks play the Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals, officials said.

None of the injuries from any of the shootings after Friday night’s game were considered life-threatening.

The first shooting, involving three victims, took place next to the Deer District – an entertainment district with several bars and restaurants where large crowds often gather to watch major sporting events.

The Milwaukee Fire Department said authorities took two people to a hospital, a 30-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, and a third person took to a hospital. Police said a 29-year-old man was in custody.

Seventeen more people were injured in a second shooting about two hours later, which took place a few blocks away. Ten people were detained and nine weapons were recovered, WTMJ-TV reported.

There was no immediate indication whether the two shootings were related or involved fans who were watching the game.

Witnesses told WTMJ-TV they saw a fight outside a bar after the basketball game.

Bill Reinemann, a parking attendant in the parking lot adjacent to the Deer District, said he heard gunshots but did not see anyone being shot or saw the gunman during the previous shooting.

“It felt like six to eight shots,” he said.

After the shots were fired, dozens of fans started running towards the Deer District, he said.

Reinemann, who has worked for 18 years, remained at his post even as Bucks fans walked past him in fear.

“I sat in my chair here the whole time,” he said.

“The incident took place outside the Deer District area. We have forwarded all inquiries to the Milwaukee Police Department,” said Bucks spokesman Barry Baum.

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

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