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17 wounded in downtown Milwaukee mass shooting

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Milwaukee police say 17 people were shot in the area of North Water Street and East Juneau Avenue at about 11:10 p.m. Friday.

Investigators said the victims range in age from 15-47. Police expect all to survive.

It's not clear how serious their injuries were.


  • A 30-year-old man
  • A 26-year-old woman
  • A 16-year-old woman
  • A 20-year-old man
  • A 20-year-old man
  • A 40-year-old man
  • A 35-year-old woman
  • A 47-year-old woman
  • An 18-year-old woman
  • A 33-year-old man
  • A 20-year-old woman
  • An 18-year-old woman
  • A 23-year-old man
  • An 18-year-old man
  • A 15-year-old man
  • A 23-year-old man

Police said they arrested 11 people in the case, recovering 10 guns from the scene.

Treated and arrested:

  • A 28-year-old man
  • A 20-year-old man
  • A 30-year-old man
  • A 21-year-old man
  • A 29-year-old man

The mass shooting happened nearly two hours after three people were shot near MLK & Highland.

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About 10:30 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot near North Water Street and East Juneau Avenue.

He was taken to a hospital and expected to survive.

Police have not arrested his shooter.

All three shootings were near the Deer District, where 11,000 people gathered earlier in the evening to watch the Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office told WISN 12 it was not called to either scene.

Police have not identified anyone involved.

They also have not said what lead to the mass shooting.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson imposed a curfew beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for anyone younger than 21 years old.

"Kathy and I are heartbroken by last night's horrific acts of gun violence in Milwaukee," Gov. Tony Evers tweeted. "We are thinking of all the people who were injured and are praying for their full recovery, and we are thinking of the many people affected by this senseless tragedy."

Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman is out of town.

No other details have been released.

Changes against the suspects were expected to be filed in the coming days.

Anyone with any information about the shooting was asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips App.

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