The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions once more after more than 50 years. The achievement has unsurprisingly sent everyone in Milwaukee into a festive mood although there were shooting incidents reported.

According to the Associated Press, the shooting occurred in two places across the Milwaukee River near Water St. around 12:42 a.m. on Wednesday.

A TV team was reportedly broadcasting at the time of the shooting when multiple shots were heard. Reporter Ben Jordan was covering the celebrations on Wafter St. when he heard dozens of gunshots which he said was incredibly frightening.

Authorities have apprehended two suspects in connection with the shooting. The incident injured three people - a 19-year-old woman, a 22-year-old man and a 32-year-old man. All suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the incident and are looking for other suspects who may be involved.

Over at the Deer District Plaza, a police officer was also injured. With about 65,000 fans in attendance, the officer was reportedly trampled by people who were trying to get in. The officer did not suffer any serious injuries but was in general pain according to Milwaukee police Capt. Jesús Ortiz.

Milwaukee fans and locals were sent to a frenzy after the Bucks clinched game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals, 105-98. Giannis Antetokounmpo, who left most at the edge of their seat with an alleged injury, led the way by finishing the game with 50 big points against the Phoenix Suns.

This sent all Bucks fans in a celebratory mood, most outside the arena and dancing in the streets. Some even climbed light poles in the plaza and others jumped off a bridge into the nearby river as fireworks exploded above the arena.

It was the Bucks’ first title since 1971. At that time, the team was led by Oscar Robertson and Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). They swept the Baltimore Bullets to win their first NBA title.

 

Milwaukee Bucks fans Fans celebrate outside Fiserv Forum as the Milwaukee Bucks defeat the Phoenix Suns in Game Six of the NBA Finals to win the championship on July 20, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Getty Images | Scott Olson