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3 hurt in shootings during Milwaukee NBA finals celebrations

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Three people were shot early Wednesday during a wild night of partying in Milwaukee, where thousands took to the streets to celebrate the Bucks’ NBA championship win over the Phoenix Suns — the team’s first since 1971.

Both shootings were across the Milwaukee River from Fiserv Forum, where nearly 17,000 fans watched the 105-98 Game 6 win — and about 65,000 more cheered at an outdoor watch party. 

The shootings happened around 12:40 a.m. at two locations near Water Street, one of the city’s prime nightlife thoroughfares. 

Local TV station WISN was reporting live from the scene when multiple shots rang out — prompting dozens of people to run for cover. 

In one shooting, in the 200 block of East Juneau Street, a 19-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

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Shooting reported on Water St. in downtown Milwaukee as fans celebrate NBA Finals win
The Circumstances Leading Up To The Shootings Are Under Investigation.
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One suspect is in custody, while others are still being sought, according to police. 

In the other, on the 200 block of East Knapp Street, a 22-year-old man was hurt and is also expected to survive, authorities told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. 

Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
Khris Middleton And The Milwaukee Bucks Celebrate With The Larry O’brien Trophy.
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Shooting reported on Water St. in downtown Milwaukee as fans celebrate NBA Finals win
The Shootings Happened Around 12:40 A.m. At Two Locations Near Water Street.
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Fans celebrate outside Fiserv Forum as the Milwaukee Bucks defeat the Phoenix Suns
About 65,000 People Cheered The Championship At An Outdoor Watch Party.
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A suspect is in custody, authorities said. 

The circumstances leading up to the shootings are under investigation. 

The violence came after Giannis Antetokounmpo put a cherry atop his NBA Finals performance, dropping 50 points as his team took the series 4-2.

With Post wires

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