(Reuters) – The reigning NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks mentioned on Saturday they’ve cancelled plans to have a watch occasion for his or her series-deciding recreation in opposition to the Boston Celtics after three separate shootings within the metropolis’s downtown left 21 folks injured.
The shootings occurred on Friday close to a Milwaukee leisure district the place hundreds of followers had been watching because the Bucks misplaced Sport Six of the Jap Convention semi-finals.
The Bucks mentioned the choice to cancel the watch occasion for Sport Seven, which might be performed in Boston on Sunday afternoon, was made so regulation enforcement can dedicate the mandatory sources to the investigation of the shootings.
“The shootings that occurred in downtown Milwaukee final night time have been horrific and we condemn this devastating violence,” the Bucks mentioned in a press release.
“We’re grateful to native regulation enforcement for its valiant efforts to attempt to include what was a harmful and fluid scenario.”
The Bucks mentioned all enterprise within the so-called Deer District that surrounds their residence area will stay open as regular.
(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, enhancing by Ed Osmond)
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