Authorities say three people were shot in downtown Milwaukee after the Bucks game
MILWAUKEE – Three people were shot in downtown Milwaukee after the Bucks game, authorities said.
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. All three people have injuries that are not life-threatening.
Police said a 29-year-old man is in custody.
Witnesses told WTMJ-TV that they saw a fight outside a bar after the basketball game.
Bill Reinemann, a parking attendant at a lot adjacent to the Deer District, said he heard gunshots but didn’t see anyone being shot or the shooter.
“It sounded like six or eight shots,” he said. “It was close”.
After the shots were fired, dozens of fans began running into the Deer District, he said.
Reinemann, who has worked the lot for 18 years, remained at his post even as fearful Bucks fans ran past him.
“I sat in my chair here the whole time,” he said.
Police are investigating what led to the shooting.
“The incident took place outside of the Deer District area. We direct all questions to the Milwaukee Police Department,” Bucks spokesman Barry Baum said.
Deer District is an entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee where sports fans frequent during sporting events. The Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Boston Celtics on Friday.
This story has been updated to correct the age of one of the people shot to 30, not 3.