Milwaukee enforces curfew for 21 victims of 3 shootings

At least 21 people were injured Friday night in three separate shootings near Milwaukee’s entertainment district, where thousands of people had been watching the Bucks play the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals. Authorities said that none of the injuries sustained in the shootings were life-threatening.

The first shooting occurred around 9: 10 p.m. local time near the Deer District — an entertainment district with numerous bars and restaurants where large crowds often assemble to watch major sporting events. The Milwaukee Fire Department said authorities transported two people, a 30-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, and a third person drove to a hospital.

A little over an hour later, a nearby shooting left a 20-year-old man injured.

At least 20 people were injured in two separate shootings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Friday, May 13, 2022.

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And at around 11: 09 p.m., 17 people were injured in a third shooting. At a press conference, Nicole Waldner, assistant chief of Milwaukee Police Department, stated that ten people were taken into police custody. Five were also injured and 10 guns were found. A total of 11 people were arrested, the department said in a news release Saturday afternoon, and criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

There was no indication that the shootings may have been related to the fans watching the game.

The Bucks said in a statement Friday night that no shootings occurred inside the Deer District, where an estimated 11,000 fans who couldn’t get inside the arena gathered to watch the game.

The team announced Saturday that it will cancel the Sunday watch party at the plaza.

” “The horrific shootings in downtown Milwaukee last evening were unacceptable and we strongly condemn these acts of violence,” Saturday’s statement by the team read.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson imposed a curfew for anyone under the age of 21 for Saturday and Sunday night from 11 p.m. until 5: 30 a.m. in a limited emergency order following the shootings. He stated that the curfew applies to the entertainment district of the city and anyone violating it could face ticket fines or towing.

” To all those injured last night I hope for a quick and speedy recovery.” Johnson stated. Johnson stated, “You came to Milwaukee to relax and have fun. I hope that people will continue to be able downtown and elsewhere in Milwaukee to experience that.” “

Bill Reinemann was a parking attendant in a lot near Deer District. He said that he heard shots but did not see any victims or shooter.

“He said that it sounded like 6-8 gunshots. He said that after the shots had been fired, many people began to run towards the Deer District.

Reinemann, who has worked the lot for 18 years, remained at his post even as fearful Bucks fans ran past him. He said, “I sat here in my chair the entire time.”

” The incident occurred outside the Deer District. “All questions should be directed to Milwaukee Police Department,” Barry Baum, a Bucks spokesperson said.

Of Milwaukee’s 193 killings in 2021, 180 were by firearms. Another 873 people were wounded in shootings, according to police data.

This year’s pace is worse. Milwaukee has already recorded 77 killings, a 40% increase from the same time in 2021. The number of nonfatal shootings this year is 264, two less than from the same time a year ago.

The mayor didn’t mention any plans to ban downtown watch parties on Sunday afternoon for the Game 7. Despite the fact that the Game is played in Boston, many fans gather downtown to view the big-screen TVs of the Deer District. He asked anyone who has any information to call the Milwaukee Police Department.

“If someone did this to you family, then we would like somebody to speak up on your behalf.” he stated. All of us must be involved in this game. This is not only for police. This cannot be just police. All of us must be involved. “

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