At least 10 injured in shooting in Denver following Nuggets’ NBA championship

Police said that a mass shooting early on Tuesday in Denver left at least 10 people injured in a location where basketball enthusiasts had gathered to celebrate the Nuggets’ first NBA championship.

One of the 10 injured has been taken into custody by the Denver Police Department as a suspect.

A mile or so from Ball Arena, where the Denver Nuggets upset the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night, police think numerous bullets were fired after an argument between several persons.

Three of the injured were in serious condition when the incident occurred at roughly 12:30 a.m. local time, or about 3 12 hours after the game, according to a statement from the police. One of the seven individuals who had injuries thought to be not life-threatening was the suspect, a guy.

“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 the largest gathering of folks celebrating during the night.”

Tuesday night, detectives searched the site, which was littered with evidence markers and what seemed to be leftover party garbage, including an electric scooter and a green rental bike. The area was cordoned off with yellow police tape.

According to Schepman, there was a small throng in the neighborhood at the time of the shooting, but it had “diminished quite a bit at that point.” According to Schepman, the incident occurred near a location where many people may have left bars after the game.

Witnesses were being questioned by police, and Schepman characterized the ongoing inquiry as “expansive.”

According to spokeswoman Heather Burke, eight persons were admitted to the Denver Health Medical Center, with one in critical condition, one in fair condition, and six in excellent condition. She advised contacting authorities with any inquiries on the two further injured victims.

In anticipation of the celebration, according to Schepman, police increased their presence in the neighborhood.

“We had a lot of officers in that immediate area of 20th and Market when the shooting occurred, which is why the response to it was so quick,” he said.

On Thursday morning, the city has scheduled a parade in downtown Denver.

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