On a night when Milwaukee could have shined on the national stage, it instead added to the narrative that it is a dangerous city. After the Milwaukee Bucks fell in Game Six to the Boston Celtics, a total of 21 people were shot in three separate shootings in the Deer District area.
Where the Shootings Happened
The first shooting happened near Martin Luther King Drive and Highland Avenue. Three people were shot in this incident. He victims were all male, ages 19, 26, and 29.
Two hours later, near East Juneau and North Water Street , 17 people were shot in a mass shooting. 10 people were arrested and 10 guns were recovered at the scene. All shooting victims are expected to recover from their injuries. Five of them were armed and arrested.
The final shooting occurred near North Water Street and Highland Avenue. A 20-year old man was shot and is expected to recover.
*Warning: The attached video may be disturbing to some viewers.
— Joyce Garbaciak WISN (@JoyceGarbaciak) May 14, 2022
Mayor Johnson Responds to the Shootings
Mayor Cavalier Johnson has imposed a curfew for all people under the age of 21 for Saturday and Sunday night. Anyone under 21 cannot be out past 11:00 p.m.
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