MILWAUKEE (AP) – Two shootouts in downtown Milwaukee early Wednesday as crowds celebrated the Milwaukee Bucks’ first NBA Championship in 50 years left three people injured, police said.
The two shootings took place around 12:42 a.m. at two locations near Water Street, police said in a statement. WISN TV had a reporter broadcasting from the scene when several gunshots were heard, causing people to flee.
A 22-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in one of the shootings, police said, and a suspect was in custody.
In the other shooting, which police say happened simultaneously, a 19-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries. One person was in custody and other suspects were wanted, police said.
The two shots, which occurred in the immediate area of the celebrations, are likely what was heard on television coverage, Milwaukee Police Captain Jesús Ortiz said in an email.
The celebrations came after Giannis Antetokounmpo capped one of the NBA’s greatest Finals with 50 points as Milwaukee defeated the Phoenix Suns 105-98 to win the series 4-2.
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