The Denver Nuggets NBA championship celebrations took an ugly turn as a mass shooting took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning in an area where fans were celebrating up the win. 10 people were wounded during the shooting incident.
Denver police said the incident occurred about a mile away from the Nuggets’ Ball Arena around 12:30 AM, as per TMZ.
Details have not been made available, with the authorities saying the situation is still under investigation.
“As far as what led up to this altercation that resulted in the shots being fired, that’s still under investigation at this time,” police spokesperson Doug Schepman said. “It did occur in the area where we had largest gathering of folks celebrating during the night.”
A small crowd was in the area at the time of the shooting, he said, but had “diminished quite a bit at that point.” He said the shooting was in an area where a lot of people might have come out of bars after the game.
One of the injured people has been identified as a suspect while three are in critical condition. The rest are understood to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
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