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Milwaukee Bucks cancel Game 7 watch party after shooting

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Defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks said on Saturday he had canceled plans to hold a scouting party for his pivotal game against the Boston Celtics after three separate shootings in the city’s downtown core. injured 21.

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The shooting took place Friday near a Milwaukee entertainment district where thousands of fans watched as the Bucks lost Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

The Bucks said the decision to cancel watch party for Game 7, which will be played in Boston on Sunday afternoon, was made so that law enforcement could dedicate the necessary resources to the investigation into shooting.

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“The shooting that occurred in downtown Milwaukee last night was horrific and we condemn this devastating violence,” said the Bucks said in a statement.

“We are grateful to local law enforcement for their valiant efforts in trying to contain what was a dangerous and fluid situation.”

The Bucks said all business in the so-called Deer District that surrounds their arena will remain open as usual.