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Ten people have been taken into custody after 17 were shot in Milwaukee Friday evening near the Bucks-Celtics basketball game, police said Saturday.
Nine firearms were recovered from the scene, after dozens were seen fleeing, Milwaukee police said.
“Everybody started running,” witness Brittany Bergstrom, who was at a nearby restaurant, told By News4buffalo.com 6 in Milwaukee. “There was a stampede, people running over the shrubs, hats shoes on the ground, drinks spilled everywhere.”
She said her boyfriend pulled her behind a brick wall, “and if he wouldn’t have this outcome would be a lot different. And that’s all I know and everybody took off running and I just kept running.”
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Crowds seen running amid a shooting in Milwaukee’s Deer District.
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The shooting victims are expected to survive. They ranged in ages from 15 to 47.
Milwauke police are continuing to search for more suspects.
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Several fights were broken up as the game was ending, By News4buffalo.com 6 reported, but it’s unclear if any of the fights had anything to do with the shooting.
Milwaukee was hit with a wave of violence Friday. By 9 p.m., police had already responded to five separate shootings across the city, which left a total of three people dead and two injured.