Multiple people were shot, including a 16-year-old girl, outside of the Bucks game in Milwaukee on Friday — sending panicked crowds on the street sprinting for their lives.
The Milwaukee Police Department confirmed that two men and a teenager were shot near Martin Luther King Drive and Highland Avenue outside of the Fiserv Forum during the final minutes of the Bucks-Celtics playoff game, according to WISN12 News.
The Milwaukee Fire Department told the publication that one man and one woman were shot near the arena and were taken to a local hospital. They are in stable condition.
All victims are expected to survive, according to local reports.
The Bucks said earlier on Friday night that 11,000 people were populating the vicinity as the Bucks played their biggest home game of the season.
As a result of the shooting, the team made the decision to cancel the Game 7 watch party in Deer District.
A spokesman for Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said in a text that the team decided to cancel the event “after consultation with the city and public safety agencies.”
In a separate statement, the Bucks said: “The shootings that happened in downtown Milwaukee last night were horrific and we condemn this devastating violence,” adding the watch party was canceled “to allow law enforcement to devote needed resources to the continued investigation of last night’s events.”
It turns out it was a good idea since the team would go on to lose.