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NBA playoff game ends in a shot (VIDEO) – RT Sport News

The incident happened late in Game 6 between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics

Basketball fans were sent running through the streets of Milwaukee for safety when three people were shot late in the Bucks’ loss to the Boston Celtics in an NBA playoff game .

Defending champion Bucks lost 108-95 in Game 6 as the visitors tied their Eastern Conference semifinal series 3-3.

Towards the end of the defeat, however, three people were shot near the Fiserv Forum in the Dear District entertainment complex, leading to a man and a woman being taken to hospital while a third person s was driving there.

The three people with non-life-threatening injuries according to the Milwaukee Fire Department, a 29-year-old man has already been arrested and taken into custody, police said.

In a brief statement to ESPN, Milwaukee Bucks communications director Barry Baum insisted the incident “took place outside the stag district” – a claim supported by metal detectors set up around the entrance near the stage and bars in the complex.

Bucks fans began to pack Deer District during their team’s title chase last season. As there was a chance to clinch the series against the Celtis on Friday, bettors carried on the tradition with the franchise announcing before the whistleblower that Deer District had reached its capacity of 11,000.

Witnesses say they heard gunshots ring out with just over a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, which sent the huge crowd into a frenzy from several different directions, such as the show video footage.

A large Milwaukee police presence remained outside the arena for hours after the home team’s defeat, and several intersections had to be sealed off.

An investigation into the shooting, which allegedly took place a block from the Fiserv Forum, is ongoing.

On the night the Bucks won their first NBA championship in 50 years in 2022, around 65,000 die-hard fans packed Deer District to watch and celebrate the triumph.

Around 1 a.m., however, the party turned sour when more than a dozen shots were fired into the air at the intersection of Water Street and Juneau Avenue.

“We probably have injuries” a Milwaukee police officer told a local Journal Sentinel reporter, as some reports indicated that two officers had been subjected to them.

With a berth in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on the line, where the winner will face the Miami Heat, the Bucks and Celtics now head to Boston for Game 7 on Sunday.

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