Be safe out there.
It is just a game, no one should be getting shot because of it. This isn’t the first time this has happened. We are used to brawls happening in the stands and outside the arena, but shootings are taking it to the next level.
Here are the details.
Three people were shot near Deer District outside Fiserv Forum near the conclusion of Friday night’s Game 6 between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics, sending fans there fleeing through the streets.
The Milwaukee Fire Department said one man and one woman shot were transported to the hospital Friday night, while a third person drove there. All three have non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said a 29-year-old man is in custody.
Videos shared on social media show hundreds of people running out of the Deer District fan area shortly after the game ended. Earlier in the evening, the Bucks said 11,000 people were at the Deer District.
Milwaukee police taped off the intersection of North MLK Drive and West Highland Avenue, according to a tweet from a WDJT-TV (Channel 58) reporter.
A live stream video posted by WISN-TV (Channel 12) showed a man being placed in the back of an ambulance near the intersection of MLK Drive and Highland Avenue.
A Journal Sentinel reporter overheard multiple Fiserv Forum employees telling one another they are not allowed to leave until given the all-clear.
Milwaukee police did not immediately respond to questions.
The Bucks had a chance to close out the series and Giannis was incredible as usual, but Jason Tatum looked like Kobe Bryant out there and just shut everything down.
Every time the Bucks made a run, Tatum would stop it dead in its tracks and now we are going to have a game 7 on Sunday.
Thankfully, it looks like the two people who were shot will survive.
Once again please be careful when you are out of these big events, everyone isn’t there to have fun. If you find yourself around one of those people just walk away.
Flip the pages for people running out of the deer district.