Update: 3 wounded by gunfire during NBA Finals celebrations in downtown Milwaukee – Asia Despatch

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MILWAUKEE (UPDATE) — Milwaukee Police are investigating two separate shooting incidents during the NBA Finals celebration early Wednesday morning. 

According to police, a 19-year-old Milwaukee woman and a 32-year-old Milwaukee man were injured in a shooting near N. Water St. and W. Juneau St. around 12:40 a.m. Both victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are under investigation, and police have a suspect in custody.

Around the same time, a 22-year-old man was dropped off at local hospital for a shooting incident that took place near N. Water St. and W. Knapp St. 

CBS 58 talked with two fans who were celebrating on Water last night but say they left before the shootings.

They say this is not the way fans expected to end their nights nor the news they wanted to hear this morning.

“It’s just sad that that happened. As a city we’ve just got to be a little bit better. Nothing like that should be happening. We’re all here for the same reasons,” said fan David Rosengarten.

“I’ve been coming down on Water Street, Brady Street for a number of years and that was totally surprising. Totally caught off guard, and moreso surprising because the city’s in a good mood and we just won a championship,” said fan Laron Burnett.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are under investigation, and police also have a suspect in custody.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous.


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Our reporters were on scene in the early hours of Wednesday morning as a series of gunshots rang out near Water Street and people began to run from the area.

Milwaukee police confirm one person was injured and located on scene, and a second victim arrived at an area hospital with a gunshot wound. 

Police apprehended a suspect on scene due to fighting in the area that is believed to be related.

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 for updates on air and online.

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