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Authorities say three people were shot in downtown Milwaukee after the Bucks game

MILWAUKEE — Three people were shot dead in downtown Milwaukee after the Bucks game, authorities said.

The Milwaukee Fire Department said authorities took two people to the hospital, a 30-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, and a third person checked into the hospital. All three people have non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say a 29-year-old man is in custody.

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

Bill Reinemann, a parking attendant adjacent to the Deer District, said he heard gunshots but did not see anyone being shot or see the shooter.

“It felt like six to eight shots,” he said. “It was close.”

After the gunshots, dozens of fans began running towards the Deer district, he said.

Reinemann, who has worked in the lot for 18 years, remained in his post even as fearful Bucks fans passed him by.

“I’ve been sitting in my chair here the whole time,” he said.

Police are investigating what led to the shooting.

“The incident occurred outside of the Deer District area. We direct all questions to the Milwaukee Police Department,” Bucks spokesman Barry Baum said.

Deer District is an entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee frequented by sports fans during sporting events. The Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Boston Celtics on Friday.


This story has been updated to correct the age of one of those shot to 30, not 3.

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