The Milwaukee Bucks have canceled a match watching 7 of the match on Fiserv Forum Market, after a series of shootings caused 21 people injured following the loss of the 6th match on Friday in the arena.
All victims are expected to survive, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Calling the shootings “horrible” and “devastating”, he called the cancellation a way to “allow law enforcement to devote the resources needed to continue investigating last night’s events.”
The shootings in downtown Milwaukee last night were horrific, and we condemn this devastating violence. We are grateful to the local law enforcement authorities for their courageous efforts to try to control the dangerous and fluid situation. While these incidents took place outside the Deer District property, they clearly resonated with fans leaving the arena and leaving the square. Safety, health and well-being are always our top priorities for our guests and employees, and we appreciate the hard work of our security team to keep our fans safe.
In order to allow law enforcement to allocate the necessary resources for the ongoing investigation of last night’s events, we have decided to cancel tomorrow’s planned viewing party on the market. Business in the Deer 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 plan to have more details soon.
3 shots in 2 hours near the Bucks arena
The first shot was taken in the final minutes of Game 6, with thousands of Bucks fans gathered in the Deer District outside the arena to watch the potential series-clinker. Three people were injured, including a 16-year-old girl, and a 19-year-old man were arrested by police.
The shooting was close enough to the Deer District to trigger a mass exodus of Bucks fans.
The other two were reportedly shot several blocks from the arena across the Milwaukee River on North Water Street, near Highland Avenue, all within two hours.
The first left only one person injured, while the second injured 17 people between the ages of 17 and 45. Five of the victims were allegedly armed and taken into custody by police. Ten people, a group that includes both minors and adults, were arrested for mass shootings. Nine weapons were recovered.
The incidents were unfortunately not the first cases of gun violence seen near the Fiserv Forum this year. According to the Sentinel Journal, a chef was shot and killed at The Loaded Slate Bar in April, while a Brownstone Social Lounge employee was killed and two others were injured by a man who was escorted after being denied entry. .