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17 people injured in mass shooting on N. Water St. Friday night, Milwaukee police say

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Posted at 5:28 AM, May 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-16 06:46:48-04

MILWAUKEE — 17 people were shot on Water St. in downtown Milwaukee Friday night, according to Milwaukee Police.

In a media release, police say it happened just after 11:00 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of N. Water St., near E. Highland Ave. and just blocks away from Fiserv Forum, where thousands of fans attended Game 6 of the Bucks-Celtics playoff series just hours earlier.

The victims in the shootings range from 15 to 47 years of age, police say.

Ten people have been taken into custody so far, and 10 guns have been recovered. All of the shooting victims are expected to survive.

This shooting happened not long after another shooting near Highland and MLK around 9 p.m. Friday, in which three people were shot.

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

Saturday afternoon, police and Mayor Cavalier Johnson held a press conference to address Friday's violence.

Assistant Police Chief Nicole Waldner said the incident on Water Street involved a couple of groups exchanging gunfire, "despite the incredible amount of police presence."

She said, "District One officers reported hearing bullets whizzing past their heads as they were there."

During the press conference, Mayor Johnson issued a curfew for the entertainment district. You can watch the full press conference below.

TMJ4 reached out to the Bucks for a comment on the incident, they said, "The incident took place outside of the Deer District area. We direct all questions to the Milwaukee Police Department."

We also spoke to Michael Tulsky who is an MSOE student and lives at Grohmann Tower. He saw the shooting happen last night. When asked if he’s concerned about something similar happening during Game 7 on Sunday, he said, “It’s putting some fear into me right now.”

Watch his interview below:

MSOE student expresses fear after 17 shot on Water Street

This is a developing story. We will update as we learn more information.

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