Two Milwaukee shootings leave 20 injured: report

TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) – Twenty people were injured in two shootings in downtown Milwaukee near an entertainment district where thousands had been watching the Bucks play Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals, Uauthorities said.

None of the injuries from either shooting after Friday night's game were believed to be life-threatening, the local US media said.

The first shooting, involving three victims, occurred adjacent to the Deer District — an entertainment district with numerous bars and restaurants where large crowds often assemble to watch major sporting events, NPR reported.

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 a hospital. Police said a 29-year-old man was in custody.

Seventeen more people were injured in a second shooting about two hours later, which happened a few blocks away. Ten people were taken into custody and nine guns were recovered, WTMJ-TV reported.

There was no immediate indication whether the two shootings were related or involved fans who were watching the game.

Witnesses told WTMJ-TV that they saw a fight outside a bar following the basketball game.


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