Shooting after Bucks-Celtics game; 3 wounded, man in custody
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting in which three people were wounded near Martin Luther King and Highland around 9:15 p.m. Friday. This is just outside Milwaukee's Deer District.
The victims were a 29-year-old male, a 16-year-old female, and a 26-year-old male. A 19-year-old male taken into custody in connection with this incident.
Charges are pending review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.
FOX6 News at the scene saw police and paramedic personnel near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Highland.
Two hours after this incident, 17 people were shot in Milwaukee's Water Street bar district.
"We walked out of the Punch Bowl (Social) and everybody started running," said Brittany Bergstrom. "There was a stampede, people running over the shrubs, hats shoes on the ground, drinks spilled everywhere."
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While there is security for the Deer District, which had a capacity limit set, people reportedly ran over gates to get in once capacity was reached. Presumably, none of those people went through metal detectors.
As the fourth quarter of the game wound down, people began to swarm the exits that had opened. A number of fights were broken up before the reported shooting would have happened as the game ended.
The VIP section of the Deer District was being "guarded" by the Bucks' Grand Dancers – one member telling FOX6 that people were trying to cut through the security gate.