17 people shot dead on N. Water St. Friday night, Milwaukee police say

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

In a news release, police said it happened just after 11 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of N. Water St. near E. Highland Ave. and a few blocks from the Fiserv Forum, where thousands of fans watched Game 6 of the Bucks-Celtics Playoff Series hours earlier.

The victims of the shooting range in age from 15 to 47, according to police.

So far, ten people have been taken into custody and nine firearms have been recovered. All victims of the shooting are expected to survive.

This shooting came shortly after another shooting near Highland and MLK around 9 p.m. Friday, in which three people were shot.

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

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

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