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Bucks cancel Game 7 watch party after Friday shootings near arena

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Bucks cancel Game 7 watch party after Friday shootings near arena


The Bucks have canceled Sunday’s Game 7 watch party at Fiserv Forum following multiple shootings in downtown Milwaukee on Friday night after Game 6. The Bucks face the Celtics in the second-round playoff series finale in Boston at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday.

“The shootings that happened in downtown Milwaukee last night were horrific and we condemn this devastating violence,” the team said in a statement. “We are grateful to local law enforcement for its valiant efforts to try to contain what was a dangerous and fluid situation. While these incidents took place outside of Deer District property, it clearly resonated with fans coming out of the arena and leaving the plaza.”

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According to the police, 21 people were injured as a result of the three separate shootings. Three people were shot near Deer District outside Fiserv Forum toward the end of Friday night’s game. One person was injured in a second shooting and then a third occurred a mile from the arena that left 17 people with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

A 19-year-old man is in custody in connection with the first shooting and a gun was recovered at the scene, according to Assistant Police Chief Nicole Waldner.

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said the city imposed a curfew for the downtown area, requiring everyone age 20 or younger to be off the street by 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will also be an extra police presence.

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“We cannot have that in this city, nor anywhere else in this state, nor anywhere else in this country,” Johnson said.

(Photo: Stacy Revere / Getty Images)





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