The Milwaukee Bucks have announced that a watch party outside the team’s arena for Game 7 against the Boston Celtics will be canceled in response to three shootings that occurred after Game 6 on Friday night. At least 21 people were injured in the shooting, which happened near Milwaukee’s entertainment district.
Speak Declaration in dollars:
“In order to allow law enforcement to dedicate the necessary resources to continue investigating the events of last night, we have decided to cancel the watch party scheduled for tomorrow at the square. Businesses in the district will remain open as usual. We continue to work with the Milwaukee Police Department and other public safety partners to provide a safe and welcoming environment for our fans. We expect to have more details soon. .
The first shooting took place around 9 p.m. near the Deer District, where the Bucks celebrated their championship game last season. The Milwaukee Fire Department transported two people to the hospital after the shooting, while a third person drove themselves.
An hour after this shooting, another took place which injured one person. Shortly after 11 p.m., a third shooting took place, injuring 17 people. The Milwaukee Police Department said 10 people were arrested in connection with that shooting, with a total of 11 suspects arrested for the three shootings combined.
The Bucks said no shootings took place in the Deer District, where thousands of fans typically gather to watch the game and dine at the many bars and restaurants across from the Fiserv Forum.
“The shooting that occurred in downtown Milwaukee last night was horrific and we condemn this devastating violence. We are grateful to local law enforcement for their valiant efforts in trying to contain what was a dangerous and fluid situation. While these incidents occurred outside of Deer District property, it clearly resonated with fans exiting the arena and leaving the plaza. Safety, health and welfare are always top priorities for our guests and employees and we appreciate the hard work of our security team to keep our fans safe.”
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson decreed a curfew for anyone 21 and under Saturday and Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. both days. Those who violate the curfew will be subject to tickets and fines.