WISCONSIN – More than 20 people were injured in two shootings in downtown Milwaukee near an entertainment area where thousands gathered to watch the Bucks play the Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals. .
None of the injured is in critical condition, according to authorities.
The first shooting, involving three victims, occurred next to the Deer District, an area with numerous 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 drove to the hospital. Police said a 29-year-old man was in custody.
Another 17 people were injured in a second shooting about two hours later, which occurred a few blocks away. Ten people were arrested and nine weapons were recovered, WTMJ-TV reported.
There was no immediate indication if the two shootings were related or involved fans watching the game.
Witnesses told WTMJ-TV that they saw a fight outside a bar after the basketball game.